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Boy Names Ending in -en

by Pamela Redmond

Baby boy names ending in the letters -en are among the most fashionable names today, with choices such as Aiden, Hayden, and Owen leading the pack.
Names rhyming with Aiden are especially popular, with seemingly any letter working in the lead and a range of spellings used in the middle.

Along with Aiden, the US Top 300 boy names include Brayden, both Cayden and Caden, three spellings starting with a J including Jaden and Jaiden and Jayden, plus three K versions including Kaden and Kaiden and Kayden.Further down the list, well-used boy names in this family also include Graydon and Zayden.

More classic boy names also are members of the trendy -en pack: think Stephen and Allen.Trendy en-ending names range from the literary Holden to the biblical Reuben to the surname-name Cohen.Unique boy names ending in -en that we recommend include Niven, O'Brien, and Quillen.

If you love the sound of boys' names that end in -en, be aware that the sound is more common than you'd think, given that it also includes boys' names that end in -an and -on, including such megapopular choices as Jackson, Mason, Ethan, and Jordan.

Here, all the boys' names on Nameberry that end in -en.The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity.Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.
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Top Boy Names Ending in -en

  • Aiden

    Aiden is a variation of Aidan, the anglicized version of the Irish Aodhán. Aidan/Aodhán was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced 'ee'), who was the old Celtic god of the sun... Read More 

  • Owen

    Owen was derived from two names—the Welsh Owain and the Celtic Eoghan. Each are connected to Eugene, which ultimately came from the Greek word eugenes, comprised of the elements... Read More 

  • Jayden

    Although there is a genuine Biblical personage named Jadon—in the Old Testament, he helped rebuild the walls of Jerusalem—this version of the name can also be considered a modern invention. Jayden... Read More 

  • Brayden

    Brayden is the top spelling of one of the epidemically popular rhyming cousins of Aiden, hitting the Top 100 in 2005.. It has dipped a bit recently, but is still widely used. Other popular... Read More 

  • Ayden

    Aidan in all its many splendored varieties, particularly Aiden, had a spectacular rise up the list, and the phonetic Ayden came along for the ride. It is also used in Turkey.Read More 

  • Kaiden

    This version of Kaden is also a popular choice and one of the many boys' names starting with k that can also start with a C, as in Caiden,... Read More 

  • Camden

    Camden is a surprise hit, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey Boy name, along with equally popular... Read More 

  • Hayden

    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... Read More 

  • Zayden

    The most popular spelling of the fast-climbing member of the Aiden-rhyming clan is used by parents who love the first initial Z. Zaiden is nearly as popular, and Zaden is a ways behind. Read More 

  • Steven

    Steven, the phonetic and now predominant spelling of the classier Stephen, has finally dropped out of the Top 100 after seventy years. Steve has become one of the ultimate regular-guy names,... Read More