Quick Facts on Aydan
- American, Irish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Aydan
Aydan is yet another Americanized corruption of the ϋber-popular Irish masculine name Aidan. Aidan is the traditional Irish spelling; an anglicized form of the ancient Gaelic name "Áedán" or "Aodhán." These names are derivative of the Gaelic Áed from "Aodh" meaning "fire" (with the diminutive Irish suffix of “-an” Aidan means “little fire”). In Irish mythology, Áed was the god of the underworld. Aodhán/Aidan was also borne by several ancient High Kings of Ireland as well as a couple important early Irish saints. The older Gaelic versions of the name were relatively common during Antiquity and the early medieval period. Probably the most famous, the 7th century Saint Aidan of Iona established a monastery in Northumbria which brought Christianity to the pagan Anglo-Saxons. The spelling of Aidan is most popular in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but the Northern Irish still use the more ancient variation of Aodhán with some frequency. Aydan is one of those American respellings that parents in the United States are so prone to making. There are now eight respellings of Aidan in circulation today but the only English-speaking nations that embrace these types of “kreatyve” respellings are the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Popularity of the Name Aydan
Aydan is a spelling that appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 2003. Now that Aiden is a Top 10 name in America parents are trying to find different ways to render this name (in an ill-conceived effort to differentiate their own little guy). This trend has an unintended and unfortunate consequence, however. Once a name is respelled nine different ways (as in the case of Aidan), people start rolling their eyes at the nonsense of it all. It causes confusion and frustration for preschool teachers across America. Plus, kids with non-traditional spellings typically go through life confirming and reconfirming the spelling of their name (which can be a nuisance). We can’t stop the fact that creative respellings is a pervasive American trend (particularly with super popular names), but we can suggest ever so gently that you may want to reconsider. Aiden, Ayden and Aidan are the three most popular spellings right now. At the end of the day do you want an Irish name or do you want an American name? Aydan is definitely American.
Popularity of the Boy Name Aydan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Aydan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Aydan
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Popular Songs on Aydan
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Aydan
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Famous People Named Aydan
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Children of Famous People Named Aydan
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Aydan - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Aydan
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Aydan