Gender: Female Meaning of Aiden: "little and fiery" Origin of Aiden: Irish, female variation of Aidan

Aiden Origin and Meaning

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

Aiden/Aidan is just beginning to wander into the girls' side of the gender divide, but with so many little boys given the trendy Aiden name today -- it's number one in some states -- we don't recommend it for girls.

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lovelovelove Says:


Love a little fiery girl named Aiden. I see her as a quick witted tomboy who won't let anyone get the best of her.

Myanover Says:


I think aiden for a female would be used more on a male

pam Says:


Not sure what you mean by Nb -- Linda and I and now Abby write everything on Nameberry. In 1988 six girls were named Aiden and in 1989 five -- none recorded in the US in the 1980s before that. There were few boys given the name then too. And yes, 175 girls in 2007, but over 13,000 boys, so the girls made up just a little over 1%! In 2015, the number of boys named Aiden hadn't climbed much and there were 60 girls with the name -- down to less than half of 1%. So those numbers seem consistent with an entry that says Aiden is "just starting" to be used for girls but that it's also worth noting as a girls' name: About as many girls were named Aiden last year as were named established girls' names such as Inez, Michele, Mirabella, Nell, Christa, Dinah, Roberta, Verity, Henrietta, and uh....Porter?

EvelinRose Says:


Not sure what Nb means by 'just starting" to cross over. There's documentation of it being used on girls since the 1980's in the US. On boys, since the 1970's. 175 girls were named it in 2007 alone~

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AldabellaxWulfe Says:


If you don't recommend it, then why are you advertising it for girls in the first place - especially when the name itself does not appear in the top 1000 for girls? Not only that but, if you don't recommend it for girls because it's a popular boy name then, what the hell are you doing advertising ridiculously popular boy names like Noah, Owen and James for girls? And with all the die-hard masculine names you're trying to promote as unisex, why aren't you coming up with any girl names that could be used for boys? Furthermore, why do you put down so many boy names on this site because they're 'not manly enough' for lack of better words?

You make no sense, Nameberry. And it's really starting to get on my nerves.