Boy Baby Name

Braiden

Rating :Very good
4 / 5
16 Times rated
Add to My Favorites

Quick Facts on Braiden

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 759
Pronunciation:
BRAY-dən
Simple meaning:
Salmon

Characteristics of Braiden

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Braiden

Braiden is a modern Americanized 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 scores of 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. As Irish names became trendy among American parents starting in the early 1970s, Braden appeared on the charts and was eventually surpassed by the more popular Brayden. More Americanized versions of the name started to appear and Braiden is one such example. These types of altered spellings are generally used in the United States as opposed to other English-speaking nations where traditional spellings are preferred.

Popularity of the Name Braiden

Braiden first came into usage in 1999. The traditional spelling of the name Braden appeared on the charts in 1970 and then by the 1990s, American parents began putting their unique spelling stamps on the name. Braiden is currently the fifth most popular spelling after Brayden, Braden, Braydon and Braeden. When there are so many versions of essentially the same name it causes a fair amount of spelling confusion which can be a nuisance for the name bearer throughout his life. Just ask anyone with an unconventional spelling of a name. Something to consider when naming your child. Plus, a lot of people find these types of made-up spellings a little kitschy or cutesy. The variations of Braiden and Braeden in particular feel slightly more feminized with the “braid” and “brae” prefixes. Really, though, it just comes down to a matter of preference for the individual parents. Altogether in all of his many versions, the “Braden” names are pretty trendy and overused at this point, so no matter how you try and respell it, it still will remain common by sound.
Popularity of the Boy Name Braiden
You need Adobe Flash Player 6 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click here to install the same.

Cultural References to the Baby Name - Braiden

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Braiden

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Braiden

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

  • Popular Songs on Braiden

    Popular Songs on Braiden

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Braiden

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Braiden

    Braiden - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Braiden.

  • Famous People Named Braiden

    Famous People Named Braiden

    Famous People Named Braiden - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Braiden.

  • Children of Famous People Named Braiden

    Children of Famous People Named Braiden

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

  • Historic Figures

    Braiden - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Boy Name Braiden

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 - Braiden

Copyright © 2016 Oh Baby! Names