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Gender: Male Meaning of Aiden: "little and fiery" Origin of Aiden: Variation of Aidan, Irish Aiden's Popularity in 2017: #17

The name Aiden is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery". Aiden is ranked #17 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like A+ Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

From the experts:

Aiden has been a spectacular name success story--especially if all its various spellings were to be added together. Aiden cracked the Top 10 in 2010 and remained there until 2013 when it dropped out, but is still highly popular. The Aiden spelling has far outperformed the traditional Irish Aidan and has now become the accepted version, after spawning a pack of popular rhyming offshoots such as Brayden and Kaden.

Aidan was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced 'ee'), who was the old Celtic god of the sun and fire. St. Aidan was a famous seventh cenury Irish saint, noted for his kindness and generosity and for spreading Christianity. Americans first noticed it via actor Aidan Quinn; the Aiden spelling was used by actress Tracey Gold and Rod Stewart for their sons.

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Famous People Named Aiden

Aiden John Turner, English actor
Aiden Samuel Grimshaw, English singer
Aiden John McGeady, Scottish-Irish footballer
Aiden Wilson "A.W." Tozer, American preacher and writer
Aiden English, ring name of Matt Rehwoldt, American pro wrestler
Aiden Craig Blizzard, Australian cricketer
Aiden Reid Medina, American child actor
Aiden Tolman, Australian rugby league player
Aiden Joseph Cairns, Australian rugby league player
Aiden Butterworth, English footballer
Aiden Antony O'Brien, Irish footballer
Aiden Finbar Shaw, British author, musician, model, and adult film actor
Aiden Michael Marshall (b. 2004), son of actress Tracey Gold
Aiden Hammond (b. 2005), son of TV personality Alison Hammond ("Big Brother")
Aiden Solomon (b. 2006), third son of American "octomom" Nadya Suleman
Aiden Elliot Benson (b. 2009), son of TV personality Lori Wickelhaus of "16 and Pregnant"
Aiden Grimes (b. 2010), son of NFL player Brent Grimes
Aiden Patrick Stewart (b. 2011), son of musician Rod Stewart
Aiden Zachary Poor (b. 2011), son of skater Naomi Nari Nam and Tyler Poor
Aiden Jase "A..J." Hinske (b. 2013), son of baseball player Eric Hinske
Aiden Patrick Robert Mullinder (b. 2013), son of first "test tube baby" Louise Brown and Wesley Mullinder
Aydian Dowling, transgender man and LGBT+ activist

Pop Culture References for the name Aiden

Aiden Spencer, character on American soap "General Hospital"
Aiden Devane, character on American soap "All My Children"
Aiden Lucas, character on TV's "Ghost Whisperer"
Aiden Dennison, character on TV's "South of Nowhere"
Aiden Ford, character on TV's "Stargate Atlantis"
Aiden "Danny" Coughlin, character in "The Given Day" by Dennis Lehane
Aiden, character in "Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause
Aiden Falconer, character in the On the Run series by Gordon Korman
Aiden Pearce, main character in video game series "Watch Dogs"
Aiden, spirit in video game "Beyond: Two Souls"
Aiden, American punk band
Aiden Mathis, character on TV's "Revenge"
Aiden, werewolf on TV's "The Originals"
Aiden, character on MTV's "Teen Wolf"
Aiden, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"