Boy Baby Name

Cayden

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Quick Facts on Cayden

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 172
Pronunciation:
KAY-din
Simple meaning:
Battler, fighter; or earth, ground

Characteristics of Cayden

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cayden

Cayden is a spelling variant of Caden which 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’). Cayden is a very modern given name, originating only this century, and distinct to the United States.

Popularity of the Name Cayden

Cayden first appears on the U.S. popularity charts in 1999, following the success of Caden which debuted in 1992. Right now, out of all the outrageously endless amount of “Caden” names on the charts, Kaden is the most popular, followed by Caden. Cayden comes in third place, and is a particularly favorite spelling in the southern states. These names have experienced meteoric growth in recent years like the Jaden, Haden, Braden, Aiden names. The overuse and manic respellings have become tiresome, quite frankly. We hope not to offend anyone out there (and apologize in advance if we do); it’s just that this name has become so popular so fast – and thus so attractive to so many parents – that the excessive use is starting to backfire. It’s just been too popular for its own good! All of these names are just beginning to show backwards movement on the charts which is probably a good thing for true lovers of this “Gaelic Fighter” of a name. We don’t want to see it go away – we just want to see it mellow out a little.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cayden
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cayden

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cayden

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    Popular Songs on Cayden

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cayden

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cayden

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  • Famous People Named Cayden

    Famous People Named Cayden

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  • Children of Famous People Named Cayden

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    Famous People who Named their Child Cayden - Kevin Costner (actor)

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Personality of the Boy Name Cayden

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.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cayden

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