Eden 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Eden: "place of pleasure, delight" Origin of Eden: Hebrew Eden's Popularity in 2019: #145

Eden Origin and Meaning

The name Eden is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "place of pleasure, delight".

Eden is an attractive, serene name with obvious intimations of Paradise, one of several place names drawn fromthe Bible by the Puritans in the seventeenth century.

Eden entered the Top 1000 in 1989, and got a real bump in visibility when Desperate Housewives' Marcia Cross used it for one of her twin girls.

There have been Edens on the old soap opera Santa Barbara and the shows Heroes and Extras.

Pronounced ED-en, Eden is also a Hebrew name for boys, though as EE-den it's gaining ground in the US for boys, now given to one boy for every four girls.

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Rank in US: #145

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Pop Culture References for the name Eden

Edenia, Eadin, Eaden, Edin, Edena, Ede, Edene, Edyn


fearlessfirefly Says:


I love Eden and Avalon as sisters.

iwillpraise Says:


Agreed! I love the nn Edie for Eden and if/when I have a girl, she will be Nadia Eden nn Edie :)

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dianatpage Says:


This is my name and I love it! Everyone pronounces it ee-den and my parents pronounce eed-n. I think my name has a great meaning and I have always gotten compliments on it. I've only met one other Eden in my life and she was named after me.

primandproper Says:


I adore Eden. It's androgynous and short and sweet, and the historic connection doesn't hurt. love.

skittles~silentplanet Says:


this is one of my go-to names for characters - it's simple and beautiful

Alicia1 Says:


What a short, sweet perfect name with beautiful meaning.

Carolinekalmes Says:


LOVE the name "Edie" more than Eden, but it feels too much like a nickname. But love the meaning of Eden, so I would totally use "Eden" and use the nickname "Edie" all the time.

Leah_ Says:


My middle name is Eden. I don't like it very much. It doesn't flow well with my first name. Most people don't stress the the syllables enough (kind of sounded Ede instead of E-den) It's probably just because I live in the south.

It's a pretty name but I don't enjoy wearing it.

brekfstatiffys Says:


My husband and I are adopting a newborn girl. We're naming her Edan Jane. We're intentionally spelling "Edan" differently because it is an anagram on my grandmother's name. Plus, "Jane" was my husband's grandmother's middle name. We think it's absolutely perfect for our baby girl! :D

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I think NB meant that the male Hebrew name, spelt the same way, is ED-en? I would say EE-den, for sure, like the Garden of Eden. If it was spelt with a double "d", then that would be ED-en, but it isn't.

britney d Says:


My grand-mother was named Ida Edward, I don't see why it couldn't be used as a middle name. Lol.

britney d Says:


Actually you're incorrect for the simple fact it depends on where you are located. Jesus is a prefect example of this.

scblovesnames Says:


This is so beautiful to me still as a name. It's definitely between Eden and Linnea for the first name slot.

scblovesnames Says:


Definitely love Eden Pearl.

scblovesnames Says:


Eden is simply perfect. My other favorite names are just dying in comparison to this. Not super popular but not unheard of. Eli and Eden. I absolutely love it.

frenchdreams Says:


I love this name more than any one on our list! I was thinking Eden Carina, or Eden Pearl. What do you guys think? (the other choices for us were Theodora Hazel, or Viviana Eden)

Natasha Says:


Our baby girl is due on the 2/11. Her name will be Eden Olivia. She is accompanying her big brother John James :) beautiful name!

Zelliew Says:


The first time I came across this name was on Eden Wood. It's a lovely name & should rise in popularity

Megarebegga Says:


I love this name so much!

pumpkinslouis Says:


Love this name. Using it for my movie-- Eden Carmine.

SimoneKadele Says:


I think that NB means that when it is a Hebrew boys' name, it is pronounced ED-den. Or else it is still pronounced EE-duhn. Or at least that's what I'm assuming.

asimmons21 Says:


Except that it's also a French name and a U.S. name and in French it's pronounced "EE-DUN" and in the U.S. it's pronounced ""EE-DEN" it's origin his Hebrew but it doesn't mean that it's going to have the same pronunciation all over the world... so, no one is wrong here.

otheralix Says:


It's pronounced Ay-den in Yiddish and Hebrew. Everyone on here is arguing about it and you're all actually wrong.

Rush1986 Says:


....really? Edan?


boazwife Says:


That's exactly why I would name my daughter dad's name is Edward...

asimmons21 Says:


Thank you! :)

MarissaAnn Says:


Congratulations! Eden Rose is beautiful :)

asimmons21 Says:


I am so in love with this name. My baby girl is due July 12th and her name will be Eden Rose - I love the elegance and free spirit vibe it posseses. Absolutely gorgeous <3

lnxn09 Says:


Love this name but wouldn't pick it so I'm glad it's gaining popularity. Nicer to hear Eden all the time then Mackenzie or Trinity

Sue Bee McCann Says:


my 4 month old is named Eden Grace. Everywhere we go people tell us how much they love her name. It is so fitting!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I love this name!

ImpossibleDream91 Says:


but do people seriously pronounce it ED-en?? I never considered anything but EE-den... it's always been like that everywhere I've heard it...

Guest Says:


I don't understand why is says it's pronounced 'ED-den'. Whenever I hear it pronounced its said 'EE-den'

Mel27 Says:


My youngest daughter is called Eden Kira. I love her name, she's nicknamed Edie and Edes. So cute yet will be nice when she's a grown up too.

jordalini Says:


This is my 16 year old sister's name, and I love it, I know so many people who have named their daughters that because they loved my sister's name. She is also the happiest person I know, so this name is very fitting, and it makes me smile when I see it.

ShannonLim Says:


Great choice! I love the name Eden!

marsha fletcher Says:


We named our daughter Eden Lauren. It's different, yet simple. No silly spellings, just perfect~Like the paradise she's named for. I am sad that it has become so popular! Luckily, I had this name picked out when I was a teenager and when we found out we were having a girl, it was settled!!! She's now 16 and thankfully there are not any others with her name. Most of the kids I've encountered are under 10. She's a delight and lives up to her name every day. I couldn't have chosen a better name :)

Alicia1 Says:


Beautifully simple and special.

Aashetorsh Says:


I named my baby girl Eden tala.

ldougie Says:


One of the two female names starting with e that I actually like!

Guest Says:


So pretty and minimalistic. I think of paradise and nature :). Also sounds like it can be used as an homage to an Ed-named family member!

shelly68 Says:


This is my fav girls name. "The Lords garden"

Nooshi Says:


I adore this name (it is my little sister Edie's name). The only problem is is that so many people misspell it as Edan, or think her name is Beden, Even or Eben. Kind of crazy, considering the Garden of Eden and its place in the Top 100.

HollyMaxSpencer Says:


I've always liked this one :)

gabbygrace1915 Says:


SO adorable! I love this name so much :D