Boy Baby Name

Braden

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Quick Facts on Braden

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 336
Pronunciation:
BRAY-din
Simple meaning:
Salmon

Characteristics of Braden

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Braden

Braden is the transferred use of the Irish surname O’Bradain. The name comes from the Gaelic word “bradán” which means ‘salmon.’ The transformation of humans into animal forms was very common in Celtic mythology and literature, and as a result, large classes of early Irish names are thus derived from animal names. It was thought that the bearer of such names would gain some of the power and qualities of the animal. In Celtic mythology and poetry the salmon was a particularly important creature and often associated with wisdom and reverence. The many spelling variations of Braden (such as Brayden, Bradyn, Braiden, etc) is a trend that is unique to Americans.

Popularity of the Name Braden

The name Braden was the first of the “Braden” names to debut on the American popularity charts back in 1970. Brayden would follow in 1991 and eventually become more popular than his brother. Braden is now the second most popular form of the name, but it is considered the most traditional spelling. Like Brayden, Braden has done well on the charts, ascending rather rapidly and almost reaching a Top 100 position in the mid-2000s. In the past couple of years, Braden has been experiencing backward momentum on the charts and seems to be losing ground. The Braden names (like Jaden, Aiden, Kaden) are hyper-popular and dangerously over-used. They are cute names, but with the now-commonness of their usage along with the ridiculous number of respellings, these names are becoming a bit tiresome. We love the interesting etymologies of Braden and Aidan for instance, but they get lost in all the noise of excessive use. In any case, we like Braden for a little Pisces, the fish sign.
Popularity of the Boy Name Braden
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Braden

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Braden

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Braden

    Braden We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Braden.

  • Popular Songs on Braden

    Popular Songs on Braden

    Braden - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Braden.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Braden

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Braden

    Braden - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Braden.

  • Famous People Named Braden

    Famous People Named Braden

    Famous People Named Braden - Braden Looper (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Braden

    Children of Famous People Named Braden

    Famous People who Named their Son Braden - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Braden.

  • Historic Figures

    Braden - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Braden - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Braden.

Personality of the Boy Name Braden

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Braden

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