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Jadon

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Quick Facts on Jadon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Hebrew
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 868
Pronunciation:
JAY-dən
Simple meaning:
Thankful, or He will judge

Characteristics of Jadon

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jadon

While we are all familiar with the ϋber-trendy Jayden names and all of his insufferable respellings, Jadon is actually a bonafide ancient name derived from the Bible. Most people are unaware of Jadon’s biblical beginnings because he appears as only a minor character in the Old Testament. In the Book of Nehemiah 3:7, Jadon is mentioned briefly as one of the builders of the wall of Jerusalem. His name is said to come from Hebrew (Yadon) meaning either “thankful” or “he will judge” (although the etymology is not universally confirmed). Despite Jadon’s tiny place in the Bible, the name’s usage is much more tied to the ultra-popularity of the Jayden type names. At least this one has a potential ancient etymology rather than being simply a modern American invention. It could be argued that Jadon is the truest of all the spellings (Hebrew pronunciation yah-DON).

Popularity of the Name Jadon

Since Jadon only first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1998, we’re pretty certain that his name is tied more to the Jayden trend than the Biblical source. The spelling of Jadon reached moderate levels of usage, but has been trending backwards in more recent years. A lot of Americans are tiring of the Aiden, Brayden, Jayden and Kaden type masculine names due to overuse. Jadon is sure to be a casualty of this backlash. We think Jayden is getting ready to jump the shark despite the fact that he’s the 4th most popular boy’s name in America right now (2011 data). Maternity wards and kindergarten classes runneth over with Jaydens, Jadens, Jaidens, Jaydyns and Jaydins of both genders. When will the madness stop?
Popularity of the Boy Name Jadon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jadon

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jadon

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jadon

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  • Popular Songs on Jadon

    Popular Songs on Jadon

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jadon

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jadon

    Jadon and Gabe: The Not so Saintly Horses (Barbara Janet Cooper) - Adorable miniature horse Jadon is the narrator for Jadon and Gabe: The Not so Saintly Horses. This story is about two horses, how they meet and with opposite personalities, against all odds, they become friends and learn to live together in peace. They face tough life problems and are directed to look to God for direction. In return they master the skill of manners and respect for others. This book offers enlightenment and it inspires children to reach for higher values, to seek the higher road in their own lives as they learn a variety of spiritual lessons though out the engaging and very entertaining stories. Valuable life lessons are played out within the pages of Jadon and Gabe. Come along on their journey as they embark on a path, finding a life, which is truly pleasing to their humans and to God. Great family read. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Missing In Action: A Sequel of Jadon and Gabe (Barbara Janet Cooper) - The Sequel to Jadon and Gabe: The Not so Saintly Horses. Adorable miniature horse Jadon is the narrator for the action packed and engaging chapters of Missing in Action. Jadon and Gabe are up to their shenanigans once again. Saying so-long to a good friend is hard to do, but for Jadon and Gabe, saying good-by is just about impossible. Gabe is upset because he doesn't know his parents and doesn't know where they are. He goes against his owner's wishes and he leaves home to find his parents. Jadon thinks that he will save the day by finding Gabe and bringing him home to the family that was left behind. He steps out into forbidden territory and finds himself, lost, hungry, and in danger of the many obstacles that stand between him and finding his friend. Everyone is out looking for them but the question is who will find them first, a pack of starving coyotes in waiting, the swift rapids of the river, or a blood thirsty bob cat looking for his next meal? Will they call on God to lead them to the safety of their family and home? This Christian book contains a Spiritual Element. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah (Frieda Clark Hyman) - Jadon makes an appearance in this Biblical story. Thirteen-year-old Bani, though born in Jerusalem, has lived from infancy with his uncle in beautiful Susa, the city of the Persian King Artaxerxes. Now, his Uncle Nehemiah wants to leave his position of high honor as Cupbearer to the King to return to Jerusalem, a city in ruins and beset by every kind of trouble! Nehemiah's request of the king, permission to return to help his own people, could so easily in an empire riddled with political intrigue be misconstrued as treasonous scheming. Bani himself is given an unexpected part to play, the outcome of which is to forever change his life. Seen through the eyes of Bani, this novel dramatizes a turning-point of history, in 445 BC, when through confrontation and daring risks Judaism was re-established in the Promised Land, and purified for her unfolding mission. Recommended for ages 10-14.

  • Famous People Named Jadon

    Famous People Named Jadon

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  • Children of Famous People Named Jadon

    Children of Famous People Named Jadon

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  • Historic Figures

    Jadon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

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Personality of the Boy Name Jadon

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 - Jadon

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