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Gender: M Meaning of Hayden: "fire" Origin of Hayden: English Hayden's Popularity in 2014: #142

Hayden -- a formerly obscure name that's risen to huge popularity -- has dipped in this year's ratings. Though Hayden is among the most distinctive of the bunch, it gets lost in the crowd of Jaidens, Bradens, Aidans, and endless variations, and is being used increasingly for girls. Associated with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame.

Musical parents might prefer to give it a different twist as Haydn (pronounced HI-den), as in the composer.

Famous People Named Hayden

Hayden Smith, American football player
Hayden Sterling Christensen, Canadian-American actor
William Henry "Hayden" Rorke, American actor
Hayden (born Paul Hayden Desser), Canadian singer-songwriter
Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic
Hayden Scott Epstein, American NFL football player
Hayden Vernon Foxe, Australian footballer
(John) Hayden Fry, American college football coach
Hayden Ian Mullins, English football player
Hayden Turner, Australian television presenter and zookeeper
Hayden White, American historian
Hayden Florence (b. 2007), son of TV chef Tyler Florence and beauty queen Tolan Clark
Hayden Barch (b. 2007), son of ice hockey player Kris Barch
Hayden Lynch, son of American politician John Lynch
Hayden Byerly, American actor
Hayden Walsh, son of John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted")

Pop Culture References for the name Hayden

Hayden Fox, main character on TV's "Coach"
Hayden Keyes, character on TV's "Northern Exposure"
Hayden Fire Dancer, character from the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
Hayden Loring, character on TV's "Safe Harbor"

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