Quick Facts on Ayden
- American, Irish
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- The Master Builder
- Large Undertakings
Etymology & Historical Origin - Ayden
Ayden is essentially an Americanized respelling of Aidan, a name of Irish origin from the ancient Gaelic "Áedán" or "Aodhán." These names are diminutives of Áed from "Aodh" (fire), and therefore mean "little fire." In Irish mythology, Áed was the god of fire and god of the underworld. Aodhán is a name that was also borne by several ancient High Kings of Ireland as well as a few 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 Irishman named Aidan was the 7th century Saint Aidan of Iona (Scotland) who went on to establish a monastery in Northumbria (England), credited with bringing Christianity to the pagan Saxons. A couple other nationalities use the Ayden spelling as well (England and the Netherlands), but this particular spelling is most popular in the United States. Americans have had a field day with their “Aidan” respellings as this particular name rose to popularity.
Popularity of the Name Ayden
The spelling of Ayden first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1999 and, within 10 years, managed to achieve Top 100 standing in 2008. The traditional Irish spelling of the name is Aidan, but Aiden (with an “e”) is the most preferred spelling currently in the United States. The spelling “Ayden” comes in second place, having just surpassed the Irish spelling of Aidan. The “Aidan” family of names is so “red hot” right now that American parents have started to create new and unique spelling variations as a way of differentiating their child from the crowd. First there was Aidan, then came Aiden, which was followed by Ayden, oh and did we forget to mention Aedan, Aidyn, Aydin, Aydan, Adan, Aden and Aaden? Stop the madness! It’s fast approaching absurdity at this point. Such trendiness has a history of backfiring on the name’s initial appeal, so consider that when making your choice. If you are of Irish descent, or a true admirer of Celtic tradition, we suggest you stick with Aidan.
Popularity of the Boy Name Ayden
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ayden
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ayden
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Popular Songs on Ayden
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Ayden
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Famous People Named Ayden
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Children of Famous People Named Ayden
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Ayden - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Ayden
The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.
Variations of the Baby Name - Ayden