Names That Mean Heard

  1. Jaden
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
    • Description:

      While Jadon is the authentic biblical name, Jaden is by far the more popular spelling, first noticed when Will and Jada Pinkett Smith used it for their now grown (and famous) son. It has since swept the country for both sexes, with a wide variety of spellings and rhyming cousins.
  2. Simeon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "he [God] has heard"
    • Description:

      Could Simeon be the next Gideon? Parents seeking a less simple form of Simon might consider this biblical appellation that was chosen by Wynton Marsalis for his son. Simon is actually the Greek substitute for Simeon.
  3. Jadon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
    • Description:

      The authentic Biblical form of a name that has become even more popular alongside Jaden, Jayden, Jaidan et al. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, whose children are named creatively after their parents as Willow and Jaden, helped launch the trend. This spelling peaked at Number 372 in 2003, though it has dropped drastically in usage over the last decade.
  4. Yadiel
    • Origin:

      Spanish variation of Yehudiel
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
    • Description:

      This name, which is the Spanish version of the Hebrew name of one of the archangels, Yehudiel, appeared on the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2008 and has been on and off the charts since. Angel-esque boy names ending in L are especially stylish right now, meaning we may see Yadiel continue to climb.
  5. Thunder
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash"
    • Description:

      This booming word name has been used every year since 1988, yet at most was given to 30 baby boys in a single year. But with names like Thunder, all it takes is one celebrity to bring it to the mainstream, and Usain Bolt could be the guy. He welcomed a son named Thunder (yes, Thunder Bolt) in 2021, twin to Saint Leo and brother to Olympia Lightning.
  6. Sammy
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "god has heard"
    • Description:

      Short for Samuel or long for Sam, Sammy is a sweet midcentury nickname name that we can see coming back.
  7. Shruti
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "that which is heard"
    • Description:

      Shruti references Hindu scriptures called the Vedas, considered to hold the timeless truths of the universe. It is commonly used among Hindu girls.
  8. Jaden
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Jadon
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
    • Description:

      From obscure male biblical boy's name to unisex favorite, Jadon/Jaden, in all its variations, has had a meteoric rise in popularity, building on Jade and Jada, plus the trendy en ending.
  9. Shimon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "to be heard"
    • Description:

      Most parents would choose the more contemporary Simon.
  10. Shruthi
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "that which is heard"
    • Description:

      Shruthi is a significant name in Hindu culture. The word shruthi refers to verses of Vedas — the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.
  11. Sammy
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "god has heard"
    • Description:

      Short for Samantha or long for Sam, Sammy is a sweet midcentury nickname name that we can see coming back.
  12. Jadon
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "God has heard"
    • Description:

      Though this name is beginning to be added for girls, it's not usually in the classic Biblical form. Most parents would use Jaden or other more "creative" spellings such as Jaidyn.
  13. Shimmel
    • Origin:

      Yiddish variation of Shimon, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "to be heard"
    • Description:

      Shimmel is the Yiddish variation of Shimon, which is derived from the name Simon.