Boy Baby Name

Bradyn

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Quick Facts on Bradyn

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 970
Pronunciation:
BRAY-din
Simple meaning:
Salmon

Characteristics of Bradyn

  • Independent
  • Individualistic
  • Ambitious
  • Strong-willed
  • Inventive
  • Successful

Etymology & Historical Origin - Bradyn

Bradyn is another modernized American respelling of the Irish masculine name Braden from the Gaelic word “bradán” meaning “salmon”. In ancient Celtic mythology, the transformation of humans into animal forms was very common and as a result several early Irish names are 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 an especially revered creature associated with wisdom and respect. The Gaelic term “bradán feasa” translates to the “Salmon of Knowledge”. According to Irish legend, the mythical warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn Mac Cool) acquired his wisdom by touching the “salmon of knowledge” and then sucking his thumb. This gave him the ability to see into the future so that he was able to defend against enemies, protect his Irish homeland and bring great prominence to the Fianna (bandit warriors who were called upon by kings in times of war). As Americans took interest in Irish names starting in the early 1970s, Braden appeared on the charts and spawned several Americanized respellings – Bradyn being one of the many.

Popularity of the Name Bradyn

Bradyn is one of the newer spelling creations for Braden/Brayden. American parents just love to play around with spellings of names, especially trendy ones like Aiden, Brayden and Jayden. It’s a little hard to keep up with the spelling madness, but we try. Braden was the first to appear on the American Top 1000 list in 1970. Brayden followed in 1991 and has since surpassed Braden in popularity. Now we can add the following mutations to the list of Bradens: Braydon, Braeden, Braiden, Bradyn and Braedon (pretty much in the order of current popularity). More than 70% of the baby boys receiving this moniker annually will be given the Brayden spelling while Braden is in second place with just over 10% market share. The rest of the random spellings are dispersed sparingly.
Popularity of the Boy Name Bradyn
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Personality of the Boy Name Bradyn

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

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