Gender: Female Meaning of Aidan: "little and fiery" Origin of Aidan: Irish

Aidan Origin and Meaning

The name Aidan is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery".

Aidan is an ancient Irish saint's name with a fire meaning that's mega popular for boys, most often spelled as Aiden. The name is occasionally used for girls, sometimes as Aidyn or Ayden, as well. Aidan was the name of a famous seventh-century Irish saint, and is related to the Irish word for fire.

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mandyjoy94 Says:


I've always loved this name (the original spelling) but it's so popular. :( Opinions?

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


In one name book that I have this name is listed as a girl's name. I like it, but I won't use it since it is SO popular for boys.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I see it primarily as a boy name, but it's definitely more plausible for a girl than Howard or Wallace.