Eden 🔥

Gender: Male Pronunciation: EE-den Meaning of Eden: "place of pleasure, delight" Origin of Eden: Hebrew Eden's Popularity in 2019: #469

Eden Origin and Meaning

The name Eden is a boy's name meaning "place of pleasure, delight".

This Biblical name was rising dramatically for boys, but has plateaued in recent years. Although it's more popular for girls, it's a delightful unisex choice. Eden is one of the Top 100 Boy Names in France.

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Rank in US: #469

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OceanSky Says:


I had no idea people were using this name for boys. This is 100% a girl name to me.

April Ludgate Says:


Eden is too religious for you and Messiah is not?

burg123 Says:


Love this in on a boy. To me it sounds more manly because of its similarity to the names Evan and Adam

stella2007 Says:


I've always thought of Eden as a boys name. It sounds strong like Aiden. I really like it.

caetano Says:


Personally I think I like it a bit better on a girl, but on a boy it sounds really romantic and dreamy

caetano Says:


Its now increasing for boys and falling for boys. The description has to be changed. Actually any of those type of descriptions such as "much better on a girl" or "dont you ever name this on a boy" sound really dismissive and pretentious. Think about it.

Essa Says:


I always saw this as a girls name but I'm starting to see the appeal of it on a boy now too. I particularly like the 'eh-den' pronunciation (Spanish maybe?) on a boy but prefer 'ee-den' on a girl. This may have something to do with me loving Eddy for a boy and Edie for a girl though.

pamsatran Says:


The description of Eden on the boys' page requires an update -- it's one of those rare names that is increasing in usage for BOTH girls and boys, and for boys it's not just people using the Hebrew form/pronunciation but parents who like it for the same reasons they like it as a girls' name, as a place name with spiritual or religious overtones. In 2014, Eden was still used more often for girls 5 to 1, but that's a big change from ten years ago, when the girl to boy ratio was 10 to 1.

To look at it another way, Eden has gotten twice as popular for girls in the past ten years, but FOUR TIMES as popular for boys.

As always, we encourage people to state their opinions (as we state ours) but won't tolerate name calling or words like "stupid".

otheralix Says:


I much prefer this on a boy, though I don't care for the name personally (too religious).

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'm not saying Eden can't be a boy name. I'm just saying I PERSONALLY prefer it on a girl. After all, if it's 643 for boys, it clearly works well for them. It's just that the only Eden I knew was a girl. :)