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Gender: Male Meaning of Hayden: "fire" Origin of Hayden: English Hayden's Popularity in 2017: #174

The name Hayden is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fire". Hayden is ranked #174 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Top Unisex Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "NEW Love Like Lose - Boys".

From the experts:

Hayden -- a formerly obscure name that's risen to huge popularity -- has dipped in this year's ratings. Though Hayden is among the most distinctive of the bunch, it gets lost in the crowd of Jaidens, Bradens, Aidans, and endless variations, and is being used increasingly for girls. Associated with Hayden Christensen, of Star Wars fame.

Musical parents might prefer to give it a different twist as Haydn (pronounced HI-den), as in the composer.

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Famous People Named Hayden

Hayden Smith, American football player
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
William Henry "Hayden" Rorke, American actor
Hayden (born Paul Hayden Desser), Canadian singer-songwriter
Hayden Carruth, American poet and literary critic
Hayden Scott Epstein, American NFL football player
Hayden Vernon Foxe, Australian footballer
(John) Hayden Fry, American college football coach
Hayden Ian Mullins, English football player
Hayden Turner, Australian television presenter and zookeeper
Hayden White, American historian
Hayden Byerly, American actor
Hayden Walsh, son of TV presenter John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted")
Hayden Lepsis (b. 2004), son of NFL player Matt Lepsis
Hayden Connor Lucas (b. 2006), son of author and activist Geralyn Lucas
Hayden Florence (b. 2007), son of TV chef Tyler Florence and beauty queen Tolan Clark
Hayden Barch (b. 2007), son of ice hockey player Kris Barch
Hayden Lynch, son of politician John Lynch
Hayden Joel Henricks (b. 2016), son of actors Ashley Jones and Joel Henricks

Pop Culture References for the name Hayden

Hayden Fox, main character on TV's "Coach"
Hayden Keyes, character on TV's "Northern Exposure"
Hayden Fire Dancer, character from the Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
Hayden Loring, character on TV's "Safe Harbor"

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