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 Popular Unisex Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop 2, add 1 -- 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.