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I had no knowledge of its existence prior to 1984 when I coined "Jayden" as a Dungeons & Dragons character name. Later, a friend of mine named one of his kids after that character.

Some sites list the meaning of Jayden as "God has heard". For me, it was just a cool name for an elf with no etymological roots. If anyone knows of any 'Jayden's born prior to 1984, especially in New Zealand (and people who haven't changed their name by deed poll or nom de plume/privacy reasons) flick me an email [japer@ihug.co.nz]. I'm just curious, is all.
-- japer  4/21/2005
David Boreanaz of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame named his son Jayden Raine.
-- ayn_shula  6/2/2006
Hi, I am from New Zealand, and was born in 1975 and given the name Jayden at birth. I have been told that my parents could not decide between the names Jade and Eden, so compromised with Jayden.
-- jaydenm  8/30/2006
Jayden is a nice name for a boy. I know it is used for girls as well but for myself I would only use it for a boy. I prefer the biblical spelling Jadon.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
I am still shocked to hear this one described as unique by deluded fools. It has gone pandemic! We are in the hot zone.
-- assumpta  9/30/2006
Britney Spears named her second son Jayden James, he was born on September 12th 2006.
-- Groovey9433  10/27/2006
This name is an absolute shocker. Corrupted from Jadon (jah-don) and the most pathetically boring and trashy choice. Probably why Ms Spears used it (and Sean was SO well named.) Why oh why Jayden?
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2006
This name has gone bonkers in my country. I guess the spread was pretty rapid from the U.S. It seems to just be the lower end of the socio-economic bracket that uses this name along with Riley and Mackenna etc. Just an observation. Personally, it is just a tacky and gender confused mess.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2006
The name Jayden for a girl OR a boy rocks.
-- april14  12/4/2006
I really like this name. The reason its so popular is because it's such a cute name. When a cute name exists of course everyone wants to use it. I think it's an adorable name.
-- Tito82  12/23/2006
Names can have many different origins and meanings. Depending on the orgin using the name depends on the meaning. Yes Jayden can be said to derive from Jadon the biblical name, however, Jayden in English means Fire Bird. Just this spelling of Jayden is. It is the cross combination of Jay which is latin for bird and Aiden which is Celtic for fire. Therefore in English has the meaning of Firebird. I really like this name.
-- cleopatraVII  12/23/2006
Jayden means "Fire bird" in English? I think my pancreas just split from the mega gut laugh I had over that.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2007
Quite a nice name, I don't know why it is unpopular.
-- lindamaree  1/11/2007
This was the name given to Data from Star Trek: TNG by a group of aliens when he crashed on their planet.
-- ladyoflaurelandash  1/18/2007
Yuck! I never liked this name in the first place and why it's so popular and trendy is beyond my comprehension.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2007
I love this name for a girl!
-- Taydbug112  4/13/2007
I really like this name. I probably do prefer the Jaden spelling though.
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
A turd that will not flush. Jayden is as trashy as they come.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2007
This name is taken from the series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'; season 7, episode 16. Prior to its airing on 02/14/1994, there are no known occurences of this name in its present form.

The only famous bearer of the name thus far is the character 'Data' from the show.
-- weichenxi  9/2/2007
I have a friend who spells this name as Jaidon, I personally like the name and I don't think it's trashy at all.
-- Renthead13  9/28/2007
What kind of moron gives their kid this name? Ok, here's a rule of thumb- if the name originated from a TV show, do not give the name to your kid. You will look like a stupid, no-class, trailer park hick. You may very well be a stupid, no-class trailer park hick, but don't you want something better for your kids?
-- johann14  10/1/2007
I don't like the word "trashy" but Jayden is a fine example if ever there was one. It's nasty and seedy. Maybe that's why trash poppette Britney Spears used it. Sean got the good name.
-- Anonymous User  10/12/2007
I really like this name and well respect those other people who don't. But I like the name Aidan too so I think I like the spelling Jaidan better than the original version. Therefor naking it more unique. :)
-- carly_ann  1/16/2008
The quintessential white trash name.
-- Anonymous User  1/25/2008
This name is no more suitable for females than Aidan and Hayden are. The names might work on tomboys to some extent, but they will sound quite asinine on females, ANY females, past the age of 12. You know, as soon as they start getting boobs and hips. They can't be mistaken for males forever, and when that happens, a boyish name is not going to sound good on them, no matter how butch they look. And really, Aidan and Hayden are perfectly good names; why choose this bastardization?
-- slight night shiver  6/8/2008
I love the name Jayden for a boy and the variants Jaden and Jadian. Very cool and masculine names for boys. With the meaning of precious stone I believe. From the variant name Jade.
-- Anonymous User  7/26/2008
I'm frankly so surprised that recently invented names such as Jayden are becoming so popular for both boys and girls. I can't understand why parents would want to use an invented name that's become so common rather than choosing a classic and classy name. There are so many quality classic names that have not been overused lately and that sound original. Choose one of those instead - your children will thank you!
-- HebrideanBlack  8/14/2008
It's not that this is a bad name, I actually think it's rather cute. But therein lies the problem: it is so utterly infantile that I can't comprehend why it has become so popular. I can't imagine a 14 year old named Jayden, much less an 80-year-old man (or woman, which is even worse). I don't think parents put much thought into how this name will age with their child. In fact, I don't think parents that name their children Jayden put much thought into the name at all. It's an invented name with no meaning, no notable bearers, no history. It has no reason to be this popular. There are nicer names out there. And please, don't even get me started on the delusional people who call this name "unique".
-- ama_bel_flor  8/26/2008
I like the name Jayden. At one time it was quite unique. And it existed long before Star Trek the Next Generation. I also don't consider it a "white trash" name, since, at birth in 1961 I was given that name by my father (named after a friend of his from his days in the Navy )so it's not a name that has its origin just in the last 20 years. I was told the origin is Celtic, but I've never read anything to back that up. Also, since it is my first name, I also consider it quite masculine. Jayden.
-- norse1961  8/31/2008
You must be a rare exception. Jayden is very modern but it's obvious that anyone at any point could have decided to 'elaborate' on Jay. In Australia and New Zealand it's considered EXTREMELY down market and it's been around for a good ten or so years. In the UK it's quintessential chav. It's hardly got a good rep in the US either (especially since Britney Spears used it). Are you living under a rock?
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2008
I know this is the name of the son of my favorite singer (Britney Spears), but it just looks infantile and will not age well.
-- bananarama  9/9/2008
This name is so ugly especially on girls.
-- number1212  3/21/2009
I love this name and this variant. I don't like the Jaden or Jaiden variant, but this one is great!
-- enchy  9/15/2009
I don't even dislike the way this is pronounced, but it's spelling irks me. I'd be perfectly fine with JADEN but JAYDEN looks butchered. I'm sick of little girls named Jadyn (ugh, the spelling already irritates me). Just name her Jade or something.
-- McHobbit  10/28/2009
This name has absolutely no class. It is neither masculine nor feminine, and nobody deserves to be called this.
-- vomiting  10/30/2009
Can't people PLEASE just start using Jason again? I'd even prefer Jayson over Jaden or Jayden. It has all the popular sounds that people like to mash together to make new "names", too.

At least it doesn't sound like the name of a three year old with trashy parents.
-- arrowhead909  4/6/2010
Please don't give this horrible name to a beautiful, innocent baby. It's awful.
-- Lilibet  6/10/2010
Jayden is a nice name. Unfortunately Jay is just too plain.
-- starz26  10/27/2010
I hate this name. It's so tacky, will not age well, and absolutely meaningless.
-- Chrila96  12/7/2010
In Australia this is understood to be a bogan name. Calling your son Jayden is an act of class defiance - it clearly tells the world:

"Yes I'm trash and my child is trash and we always will be trash, and I'm proud to be trash"

Rather admirable in a way.
-- keepitreal  1/24/2011
Some people have called Jayden a Biblical name, but this is incorrect. The closest similar name in the Bible is Jadon, who is mentioned in passing in Nehemiah 3:7. Jayden seems to be a made-up name of recent origin.
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2011
When I hear the name Jayden, I think of very young and /or uneducated parents. IMO James, Jacob and Jason sound much better. So does Aidan.
-- Nom de Plume  2/7/2011
Most despicable, trashy boy name out there. I hate it even more than Gertrude.
-- MonsterGrapefruit  5/15/2011
I'm not a fan of this name. No offense to anyone named it, but I think the name Jayden sounds unoriginal, juvenile, and a bit trashy. I don't think it would age well and I'm more of a fan of traditional names.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2011
I cannot stand this -ayden trend for baby boys and girls! Not a fan of this name at all.
-- willarose93  7/7/2011
It just screams "Trendy housewife mommy!" Dumb, dumb name.
-- Black_X  7/13/2011
Jaden I can deal with, but Jayden looks strange. Almost feminine. I'm surprised it's so popular in the US, especially when not that many people seem to like it.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2011
Another trendy, vapid, infantile, meaningless name that's only popular because it rhymes with "maiden." I can't think of anything else to say that hasn't already been said, but please, please don't name your child this, especially when there are so many legitimate names that sound similar (Jason, Justin, Jacob, etc.).
-- kazoopilot  8/10/2011
The spelling of this makes me shudder. I think Jaden and Jadon age a lot better. He won't be a cute little baby boy forever, you know.
-- ListenToAsuka  8/22/2011
I can't stand this name. To me, a name has to have special meaning to the parents whether it's to honour a relative, a famous person, character in fiction or if it's just an already established name they like.

Most parents seem to be naming their sons Jayden, however, just to be "hip" and "cool". I seriously can't imagine having an Uncle Jayden or a Grandpa Jayden. Parents, if you want to name your kid this, choose a similar name that isn't a mish-mash of syllables that sounds vaguely name-like. Consider Jason, Aidan or Jacob.
-- Anonymous User  10/31/2011
A few years back, when Jaden (not Jayden, Jaden without a y) was just beginning to be used more, I actually thought that it was kind of a cool name. But now there are just way too many names popular that rhyme with it, plus this spelling is ridiculous. I'm pretty sure that people (apart from a few idiots) would understand that Jaden is pronounced Jay-den, and not Jah-den. I mean, they can manage Jada and Jade without the y, right? I blame Britney Spears on the sudden popular of this spelling.
-- Proctorness  10/31/2011
I don't understand why this name is so popular. It's awful and so tacky.
-- Anonymous User  1/14/2012
Jayden Smith (Will Smith's son) ;)
-- nonny  2/6/2012
I am about ready to weep for our society because of all these uneducated, unwed teenaged mothers naming their out-of-wedlock child, "Jayden." Whenever I hear this name, I'll always think of a young lady of the aforementioned characteristics updating her Facebook status with, "Like, OMG, I'm a mommy to baby JAYDEN!" right after she gives birth.
-- Meadow  2/24/2012
One of the trashiest names for guys! I know so many Jaydens and I wonder why people like this name so much. I just dislike names ending with 'ayden', names with spelling changed and made up names.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2012
I have a friend with this name who is the same age as me. He is very nice, and not working-class or trashy at all. He does get teased for his name, though. I don't see this as a low-class name at all. It's more bearable than the other -aden names.
-- zaki95  9/14/2012
Undeniably déclassé. The "Jade" sound is also very feminine. I'm pretty horrified that this name is so popular, but I'm guessing it must be used by large numbers of teenage and/or uneducated parents.
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2012
"Working class" does not equal "trashy." Just so ya know.

Anyway, about Jayden... I don't think it's as bad as everyone says it is, but I'm tired of hearing it. It's being used so much, it has no personality.
-- Anonymous User  9/29/2012
This name is way too overused! Off the top of my head I can think of 6 babies named Jayden that are 3 or under and if I actually put thought into it, more. I don't agree that it's a name for only "trashy" or "uneducated" though. The people who've named their children I know aren't all "uneducated, trashy or teen moms". I am really sick of it though. I know I've heard plenty more people who've named their kid Jayden. In fact in my area (Metro Detroit) the name Jayden is used much more than the other top 3 names.
-- Steener122  1/4/2013
This awful, trashy, "kre8tiv" name makes me want to vomit. Seriously? Why on earth would you name your child this? I'd never be able to take someone named "Jayden" seriously. This whole idea of all these trendy names is making me lose faith in humanity. All I can say is, it's going to be hilarious in 70 years when there's a bunch of old men walking around with the atrocious moniker "Jayden".
-- Anonymous User  1/11/2013
I actually always liked this name. Plus, the spelling makes more sense than "Jaden" which looks more like Jaw-den or Jah-den. Unfortunately, it isn't a traditional name. But for Hollywood, Spears picked pretty well.

I have never heard of girls using it either, but the internet claims it's a unisex name.
-- EstherTester  1/20/2013
Bottom line: a White trash wanna be hip name... hate it.
-- wmchase65  6/27/2013
Actually, the only "trashy" thing on this particular page is not the name itself, but the people labelling parents and whole families as trashy for picking a certain name. This is someone's baby you are talking about. I am not personally offended by this. I am happily married, a school teacher with a Masters Degree, and a very loving mommy to my beautiful, very non-trashy son Jayden. Because I live in Canada, this name isn't very common here, and we chose it because it sounded beautiful to us. Of course opinions on names differ significantly, and this is a site where opinions on names are welcome to be freely expressed. But a more CLASSY way to go about this would be to simply state that you don't care for the name, that it isn't a favourite, or that you wouldn't choose this name for your child. So maybe instead of coming on here to call people trashy and to hate on cute little baby names no matter what they are, you people ought to work on not being so miserable and rude and taking the time to look up the words "classy" and "tactful".
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2013
This is my cousins name, but I still really don't like it. It's one of those names with a dozen different spelling variations and it's extremely common.
-- Almonds  8/3/2013
Actually, it is pretty popular in Canada. Look at the chart. And people can state their opinion however they want to, even if its you don't like how they're doing it. It's a fact that Jayden is not a very classy name, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
-- Anonymous User  9/6/2013
Well a rocket scientist you are obviously not. Yes, you may wish to state your opinion in any which way you want. But it is people like you, that don't know how to practise their freedom of speech with class or consideration for others, that contribute to the current level of hatred and misery in this world. And no the name Jayden was not popular when we chose it, it just became popular over the last couple of years. This is not because of the high level of "trashyness" here in Canada, but because it is a nice name :-) Not rocket science there either...
I do however want to wish you a lovely day stating your opinions on people or their children, whom you have never met, in a way that is sure to hurt their feelings. *insert applause here*
As far as Jayden being made up name, sure, just like every other name. Language was invented by people, so whether classic and traditional or new and trendy, names were made up by people.
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2014
I hate this name with a passion. It's made-up, annoying, hipster and the name of Will smith's no-talent son.
-- Lee Augustus  9/7/2013
I used to label names "trashy" or "not trashy" but I stopped doing that because... Well, I'd like to think that when any mom names her child that she is well-intended and truly loves the name. To read that someone labels your child's name, and thus your child, as "trashy" I'm sure it plain hurts and annoys. Therefore, I don't think it is fair to label Jayden as trashy. I actually think it is a cute sounding name for a boy (I'm not crazy about it for a girl). I picture a Jayden as an athletic high schooler, very popular and handsome. Basically, the cool kid in school.

I would consider the name Jayden if I knew there wouldn't be nasty people with a caste-system mentality that would label and discriminate against my child. It's sad that adults would do that to a kid. Every boy can't be Charles or Thomas or George, and every girl can't be Elizabeth or Catherine or Victoria. I don't understand you people with this snotty attitude.
-- C.Ambrosi  10/13/2013
Lots of cowards hide behind their comments with "anonymous"
(I think that the site manager might consider not allowing nameless comments) and their comments about Jayden the name are classless. Listen, low educated people! In this country we can give our kids any name and it's nobody's business but the parents'; at a certain age your child might question the parents about their choice, but the law gives you the right to change your name at a certain age. and to explain myself: my name was in the 50's very popular today it is doubtful, in 20 years Jayden will be a silly name. maybe so- it is not your business what name my son will give to my grand son. And be aware: Jayden/Jadon in the Bible means:" God has heard" HE heard your comments goofballs.
-- claudiususelescu  4/18/2014
Awful, just absolutely horrible. Trashy, made-up (no, It's not from Jadon), hickish, and unintellectual. I can't control what you name your child but please, choose something else. I'd rather name my child Gaylord or Lucifer than this.
-- Jason Malcolm  4/20/2014
I agree with Jason, extremely disgusting name.
-- Hussien  5/25/2014
Honestly, this is a crap name. Ugly, trendy, tacky, trashy and of course, so unintellectual sounding.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/18/2014
Jayden Hodges, an Australian professional rugby league footballer.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/18/2014

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