For all of you mind-twisters, Aiden isn’t made up. It’s an anglicized form of an Irish name which means Fire. It’s nice, honestly!
nylonpanda  10/22/2019
I’ve seen this name spelled 3 different ways. Aiden, Aden, and Ayden. I know 5 Aiden’s that I talk to fairly regularly, 3 of them spelt Aiden. It’s the kind of name where you’ll be known as, “Aiden *insert last name initial*” for your entire childhood and then as your last name for your entire adulthood. Honestly, I’ve met more Aidens than Mikes or Johns.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2019
I very much prefer Aidan.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2019
I’m to understand that Aiden in Greek means Magnificent hero.
Joe2alva  3/1/2019
This name is cool! My name is Aiden. There's a lot of you saying that it's a bad name I don't know why. Aiden means fire. Aiden is a band name and they're fantastic.
lolmanbob3  2/16/2019
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Aiden who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 563rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
This spelling makes me want to say Ay-Den and looks worse then Aidan. I would name my child Lucifer before I named them Aiden.
― Anonymous User  12/24/2017
Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs!
SimonTheGuy  5/13/2017
I used to like this name, but then I got sick of it because it became too popular. I'm not a fan of Adam, Hayden, Caden, or any of those other names.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2017
Aiden has always been a popular name in Ireland, where it's one of the least trashy names a man could possibly have. It's sad that for some, Aidan/Aiden has become associated with trashy names such as Kayden, Hayden, and Brayden.
JS1  4/6/2017
I was born in the mid-nineties to a family of Irish Catholic immigrants. I was given the first name Aiden. It, along with my middle name, was chosen in part due to the religious nature of it. For the most part, up until about 2003 or so, that was the context that the name was given to the majority of those who had it, who were few and far between in the first place. Nothing has been quite as irritating, starting with its sudden popularity in the mid-2000s, then the fact that every secular soccer mom in all of suburbia has started naming their bratty little son's Aiden. It's trendiness has ruined the perception of my name. I want my name back. Maybe appropriate a Polish name next, Krzysztof has enough z's in it to make you feel unique even when it's the #1 most popular name in the country.

P.S. Aiden and Aidan are the only correct anglicized spellings. All you're doing when you add a "y" or an "ae" in random places is spelling the name wrong.
StopNamingKidsAiden  12/13/2016
This name is very overused now and sounds way to much like those other -ayden names, but it is decent with a good meaning.
ERK  12/5/2016
This is my name and it sounds cool!
Aiden12345  11/22/2016
This name is super cool! Although it seems to be very popular, it's such a cool name and it would be really easy to grow with. I could see the name Aiden on any type of guy. Although I prefer names like Kayden, Hayden, Brayden, etc. This name is still super dope.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2016
This is the only respelling of Aidan that I can stomach, as all the others I've seen (Aedan, Aydin, Aidynne) look horrible and ugly. Other than that, my opinion is the same as for Aidan; that it's a fine name, but overused and boring.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I like this name. I didn't know it was popular in '06. I hear the name Kaiden more than Adien though.
Luvbug86  5/8/2016
I find it funny how everyone tends to say this name is over used. If you actually did some research on it, you'd find that names such as Noah, William, Liam, and Jacob are consistently the top 5 most used names. The closest Aiden has ever gotten to number one was being ranked number 5 in 2014. "Aiden" is consistently ranked number 12 and below.

All in all, I love this name and hope no one is discouraged from naming their child this just because of some rude, ugly-hearted people who probably have "really bad" "overused" names themselves.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2016
OK, I change my mind. Although this name is annoyingly and obnoxiously common, it's actually somewhat decent. I won't ever become obsessed over it (I'll always prefer Adrian over it) but I now tolerate it.
Every name rhyming with Aiden however (Braeden, Caiden, kaiden, zayden, raiden, Hayden etc) will forever be garbage!

Aiden\Aidan is fine. Every name rhyming with it are pure jokes. I'll celebrate the day those names aren't on the charts!

Since this name is so common, spare teachers the migraine and have this as your son's middle name or secondary middle name.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2016
As a kindergarten teacher I am sick and tired of all these -aden names. Just say no.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2015
I think Aiden is a great name, and should be spelled Aiden not "Aidan". Aiden is more rare, where you see both girls and guys named Aidan.
amandeep  11/22/2015
Aiden Froste (also known as Fubuki Atsuya) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2015
Sounds like a character out of a romance novel. It'd be unfortunate if your kid ends up being unattractive as an adult, because I feel like my expectation for someone named Aiden is that they are very attractive. Also, this doesn't seem like a name people have in real life. Like, I can't picture an adult man name Aiden.
turbosnail  6/9/2015
I'm sorry... this is not a grown man's name.
LV51sfan91  4/11/2015
I think this name (and all other variants) is pretty ridiculous. It doesn't even sound like a real name to me. It also isn't fitting on anyone out of elementary school.
Kathy D.  4/3/2015
This is the only "-aden" name I like. I think it has a nice sound and meaning.
Ali Hassan  12/21/2014
What nickname would you give your son; Aids?

That's nice... lol!

Just go with Adrian. Its SO much better. Also Aiden\Aidan the start of the horrific, caiden, braiden, jayden, zaden trend (all spellings).
― Anonymous User  11/22/2014
I really enjoy this name, one of my favorites. Though I pronounce it AI-den, not AY-den. Love it!
UltimateTheZekrom  8/29/2014
Personally I can only picture this on a child. And I've never even met a child with the name Aiden. It just doesn't sound like a name that would fit an adult.
But at least it's a simple short name.
Gio123  10/16/2013
The name Aiden was given to 86 poor little girls born in the US in 2012. I'm sorry, but this name and all its variants are godawful on either gender.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
This respelling is definitely an infantile and common one. I don't mind Aidan or even Aedan, but Aiden looks horribly butchered and childish.
Black_X  7/17/2012
I find it heartily humorous that parents always seem to claim and preach how they did not realize that "Aiden" was so disgustingly overused; how they chose it because they were fond of it; because they that it it was individual.
Perhaps thy did, at the time... but it is hideously difficult for me to believe that they are (or were) so blind. These days, I cannot leave the house without hearing at least one parent summoning their child by this name.

That said... it is a terribly juvenile, overrated name. I often say that names are more attractive when written... but "Aiden" is revolting to both the eye and ear. I truly am unable to look (or listen) to it without tightening my face-- it's quite unfortunate (though not the fault of the bearer.)

I just wish that parents dug deeper for all of the possible gems.
Francesca  1/19/2012
This name is very cute, but way too common right now in the USA. Everyone who is having a kid is naming it Aiden.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2011
Ugh. Every freakin' kid these days is named Aiden or something that rhymes with it- Jayden, Brayden, Hayden, Zaiden, Gayprideparaden... ENOUGH ALREADY!
― Anonymous User  5/6/2011
Why is everyone hating on Aiden? In my opinion, I think it is a nice name. I don't hear it around that often, but this name did catch my attention from the band. I still love this name very much and would like to name my future son this.
VMarie  12/19/2010
I hate this respelling. You can't get away with respelling a traditional Irish name. It doesn't work that way.
Chrila96  10/29/2010
I hate to say this (of the negative comments I might receive) but I can see the appeal of Aiden being upper-class. I rated it so.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2010
I don't like this name very much, it's way too trendy to be my style. I also can't imagine it on anybody older than seven. :/
Bunko0  10/1/2010
Least favorite boy's name. Sounds preppy and pretentious- like people are trying to groom their kid into Hollywood. Just my opinion.
JW41926  4/12/2010
I feel like it's an immature mallgoth name that young parents would bestow upon their child, only to dress him in the Misfits onesies on the Hot Topic rack. There was some gothy pop punk band with this name, so that association will always be there for me.
Aureliano  2/24/2010
Tacky and faddish. You couldn't swing a cat in a trailer park without hitting five of them.
vomiting  11/5/2009
I used to like the name, but now I'm kinda sick of hearing it. I HATE the Aiden spelling. The original spelling is Aedan or Aodhan. I'm not saying that Americans should spell it that way, but Aidan is the original English spelling. Aiden just looks butchered.
McHobbit  10/25/2009
My brother is named Aiden. When my parents named him this the name wasn't very popular but now it is one of the most popular name in the USA. I think it is a very unique name which has a nice sound to it.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I don't dislike the name Aidan, but spelling it Aiden just makes it look ugly. It also makes me want to pronounce it Ay-DEN instead of AID-an. Vowels actually mean something; they're not just stuck in names willy-nilly because they look nice.
Anyechka  8/24/2009
Means Fire.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2009
This was my great-great-uncle's name, so I might use it as a middle name, but I do not like it enough to use as a first name. The name sounds too strange and old to me.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2009
Aiden Falconer is one of the main characters in the series On The Run writte by Gordon Korman.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2008
Aiden and his pals Jaiden, Kaiden, Braiden and Rayden rival Nevaeh for most repulsive trends of the 2000's. Ugh. I swear, you can't chuck a stone in a kid's playpark without hitting an Aidan any more.
Parents, find something else to beat to death already, please? All these names sound incredibly babyish, and I'm sick of hearing them.
paintwolf  9/25/2008
I think because of the band "Aiden" it is becoming wildly popular with the younger emo and rocker people. When I see this name, I think of either a hard-core rocker dude or a cute little blonde toddler. Hmmmm. I do love this name though.
UnicornMacMac  8/20/2008
I hate this name. It sounds so tacky and babyish. Also, every other boy seems to be named Aiden, Jaden, Caden, or Brayden. Now they're even being given to girls (barf). Why do people like these names?
bananarama  7/15/2008
When a teacher at my school named her son this in 2000 or 2001, I thought it was cool. Now I think it is fadish.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2008
My wife and I named our son Aiden because we simply like the name. No connection to Irish heritage or a famous person. We just like the way it sounds, masculine yet not too rough, and THOUGHT it was uncommon. Only after we had settled on it did we find out how popular it is - and all the names that sounds like it. We are certainly disappointed about that, but ultimately we are happy with our choice and I have never seen a more appropriately named child. He is certainly a fiery spirit!
sbaraldi  4/20/2008
Aiden is one of the cute little Asian boys on Jon and Kate Plus 8. But his name is spelled Aaden.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2008
Silly name given to their sons by Americans who only have the most tenuous and superficial connection to Irish culture, and little connection to their own, but who want to capitalize on Irish trendiness. The kind of people who probably couldn't even find Ireland on the map. Skip this name, prospective parents.
johann14  9/25/2007
Get over yourself, and the use of Aiden. We chose it simply because we like it, and not because of any "tenuous and superficial connection to Irish culture".
sbaraldi  4/20/2008
What if you actuly ARE Irish? Hmmm? Then can you name your kid this?
― Anonymous User  3/15/2008
Aiden is an American post-hardcore band from Seattle, Washington.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2007
I love this name. It sounds sexy in a way. It's a name of a good band too. I would love to name my kid this, preferably a boy.
XjustxscreamX  6/9/2007
Aiden is the leading human male character in Annette Curtis Klause's "Blood and Chocolate" who happens to have some hippie-like qualities.
Missy  1/14/2007
Aiden Burn is a character´s name in TV series "CSI: NY". She is played by Vanessa Ferlito.
Maggie_Simpson  11/6/2006
Aiden Allen Rawls is the son of Lou and Nina Rawls.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Aiden is actually a legitimate name in its own right. It's a Hebrew name and a variant of Eden and is pronounced much the same way as Eden.
forbia  9/18/2006
I like this name very much for boys, not girls. I wish it wasn't so popular, though. I also prefer this spelling over all the others.
clicktrack  7/7/2006
I have heard Aiden used as a girl's name and I think it's pretty like that. I am not fond of the masculine usage.
bjd1994rts  5/9/2006
I have heard this name is Celtic for "Fire".
swordsmanoffire  3/15/2006
This is a trendy butchering of the male name *Aidan*. It is simply a misspelling of a masculine name and is not suitable for anyone, least of all females.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2006
To the user that claimed Aiden was a trendy butchering of "Aidan", what butchering is going on here? ONE letter was changed from the origional. It's not like this is spelled "Aiydynne", or something- that would be a butchering. Aiden is simply a variant of Aidan, and barely so. I actually like both of these names, although their popularity is rather high at the moment.
Pheadirean  1/2/2007
Aiden is half of my name; I think that it is really classic and androgynous.
Riley115  12/29/2005
There is a band named Aiden they are rather good too!
heartagram666  12/6/2005
I love this spelling much more than Aidan; it looks a lot prettier.
Belus  9/17/2005

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