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Gender: F Meaning of Eden: "place of pleasure, delight" Origin of Eden: Hebrew Eden's Popularity in 2015: #156

Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn fromthe Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century.

Eden entered the Top 1000 in 1989, and got a real bump in visibility when Desperate Housewives' Marcia Cross used it for one of her twin girls. It is now at Number 156 and even higher in France and Australia.

There have been Edens on the old soap opera Santa Barbara and the shows Heroes and Extras.

Pronounced ED-en, Eden is also a Hebrew name for boys, though as EE-den it's gaining ground in the US for boys, now given to one boy for every four girls.

Famous People Named Eden

Eden Elenor Taylor-Draper, English actress
Eden Rebecca Sher, American actress
Eden Sonja Jane Riegel, American actress
Eden Wood, American child beauty queen and reality TV personality
Eden xo, stage name of Jessica Eden Malakouti, American singer-songwriter
Eden Erica Espinosa, American actress
Eden Harel, Israeli actress and TV host
Eden Mahoney (b. 2007), daughter of actress Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney; twin sister Savannah Mahoney
Eden Rose Halsey (b. 2015), daughter of athlete Jaime Moore and Steve Halsey; triplet sisters Erin Aila and Amber Joy Halsey
Barbara Eden, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Eden

The Garden of Eden, Biblical paradise
Eden McCain, character on TV's "Heroes"
Eden Moore, character in 2012 film "Upside Down"
Eden Lord, character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Eden, characer in film "Vampire Bats"
Eden Standish, character in Patrick White's "The Living and the Dead" (1941)
Eden, character in film "Blue Crush"
"East of Eden", novel and film by John Steinbeck
Eden's Crush, American girl group
Eden, Genie's girlfriend in Disney's Aladdin series

Edenia, Eadin, Eaden, Edin, Edena, Ede, Edene, Edyn