English place name
"hay valley"

Hayden Origin and Meaning

The name Hayden is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hay valley".

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. Associated with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame.

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

# 162 in the US

Hayden Rank in US Top 1000

# 224 on Nameberry

Hayden Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hayden Popularity

Famous People Named Hayden

  • Hayden SmithAmerican football player
  • Hayden ChristensenCanadian,American actor
  • William Henry "Hayden" RorkeAmerican actor
  • Hayden (born Paul Hayden Desser)Canadian singer,songwriter
  • Hayden CarruthAmerican poet and literary critic
  • Hayden Scott EpsteinAmerican NFL football player
  • Hayden Vernon FoxeAustralian footballer
  • (John) Hayden FryAmerican college football coach
  • Hayden Ian MullinsEnglish football player
  • Hayden TurnerAustralian television presenter and zookeeper
  • Hayden WhiteAmerican historian
  • Hayden ByerlyAmerican actor
  • Hayden Walshson of TV presenter John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted")
  • Hayden Lepsis (b. 2004)son of NFL player Matt Lepsis
  • Hayden Connor Lucas (b. 2006)son of author and activist Geralyn Lucas
  • 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 Lynchson of politician John Lynch
  • Hayden Joel Henricks (b. 2016)son of actors Ashley Jones and Joel Henricks

Hayden in Pop Culture

  • Hayden Foxmain character on TV's "Coach"
  • Hayden Keyescharacter on TV's "Northern Exposure"
  • Hayden Fire Dancercharacter from the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
  • Hayden Loringcharacter on TV's "Safe Harbor"