Quick Facts on Caden
- Gaelic, Scottish
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Battler, fighter; or earth, ground
Etymology & Historical Origin - Caden
Caden is derived from a Gaelic surname, Mac Cadáin (meaning son of Cadáin). The Gaelic word “cadáin” possibly means ‘battler, fighter’ but the etymology is up for debate. It’s also thought the name is derived from Adam, the first man, which would give the meaning ‘ground, earth.’ The MacCadáin clan was responsible for maintaining and managing the church land in their Scottish localities, a position they held from late medieval times into the early modern era (which would lend the name nicely toward Adam’s meaning; i.e., taking care of the church ‘ground’). Caden is a very modern given name, originating only this century, and distinct to the United States.
Popularity of the Name Caden
The name Caden makes its debut on the American popularity charts in 1992. The name gains a lot of ground in 10 short years, rising over 800 positions on the charts from 1994 to 2004. Caden fulfills the definition of meteoric growth, along with his brother “Kaden,” both of which have ascended the charts hand-in-hand. It turns out that American parents prefer Kaden with a “K” over the traditional Gaelic spelling of Caden with a “C” right now. Regardless, so many new and almost inexplicable variations of the name have crept onto the charts in the past decade leaving the traditional Caden to fend for himself. These newly invented spellings (Caiden, Cayden, Kaden, Kayden, Kadin, Kadyn, Kaeden, and Kaiden) are leaving us breathless. The overuse and manic respellings of popular “a-den” names (Aiden, Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Kaden) is starting to backfire as eyes roll across America. It’s too bad, though, because Caden has real Gaelic roots that have gotten lost in all this madness. We’re not saying this is a poor choice for a name; we’re just saying consider the facts before you associate your baby with an overused moniker. What was once unique is now ordinary.
Popularity of the Boy Name Caden
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Caden
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Caden
Caden We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Caden.
Popular Songs on Caden
Caden - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Caden.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Caden
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Famous People Named Caden
Famous People Named Caden - We cannot find any celebrities of significantly famous people with the first name Caden.
Children of Famous People Named Caden
Famous People who Named their Son Caden - Doug Davidson (daytime actor)
Caden - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Caden - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Caden.
Personality of the Boy Name Caden
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Caden