Boy Baby Name

Braydon

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Quick Facts on Braydon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 472
Pronunciation:
BRAY-don
Simple meaning:
Salmon

Characteristics of Braydon

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Braydon

Braydon is an Americanized respelling of 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) are a trend that is unique to Americans. Braydon is another example of new spelling creations invented by Americans.

Popularity of the Name Braydon

Braydon first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1996, following the success of Braden (the traditional Irish spelling) and Brayden (now the most popular spelling of this name). Because the Brayden, Jayden, Aiden, Haden, Kaden names have become so popular (and because they all have so many reinvented spellings), they are experiencing some backlash right now among the general public. For instance, if you consider the many spelling variations of Braydon, in reality this name is given to over 16,000 baby boys a year – making it really almost a Top 10 choice among American parents. So you may not think Braydon is overused because of its moderate ranking on the charts, but think again. You may think your spelling is unique, but remember, they all sound the same at the end of the day.
Popularity of the Boy Name Braydon
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  • Famous People Named Braydon

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    Famous People Named Braydon - Braydon Coburn (hockey player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Braydon

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    Famous People Who Named Their Son Braydon - Melissa Joan Hart (actress)

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Personality of the Boy Name Braydon

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

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