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Gender: M Meaning of Jayden: "thankful" Origin of Jayden: Variation of Jaden or Jadon, Hebrew Jayden's Popularity in 2016: #27

Jayden is the only non-traditional name to have broken into the boys' Top 5, though now it has plummeted to Number 27. Jayden is a popular spelling of a very popular name that was given a big bounce after being chosen by Britney Spears. It first entered the Top 1000 in 1994, and its popularity soared to epidemic proportions through the late 1990s and into the 21st century, especially after the form Jaden was chosen by celebrity parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Jayden's popular relatives include dozens of variations and rhyming cousins such as Brayden, Cayden, Braden, Kaden, ad infinitum, as well as the more legitimate Aidan/Aiden and Hayden. Jayden might also be seen as a descendant of such trendy names of the last generation as Jason and Jay.

Although there is a genuine Biblical personage named Jadon -- in the Old Testament, he helped rebuild the walls of Jerusalem -- this version of the name has a nouveau, invented feel.

The Jayden spelling is also used for girls.

Famous People Named Jayden

Jayden Schofield, Australian rules footballer
Jayden Attard, Australian rules footballer
Jayden Pitt, Australian rules footballer
Jayden Post, Australian rules footballer
Jayden Connor Stockley, English footballer
Jayden Hodges, Australian rugby league player
Jayden Hadler, Australian Olympic swimmer
Jayden Hayward, New Zealand rugby union player
Jayden Nikorima, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player
Jayden Hardaway (b. 1998), son of basketball player Penny Hardaway
Jayden James Federline (b. 2006), son of singer Britney Spears and dancer Kevin Federline
Jayden Scott Draper (b. 2007), son of tennis player Scott Draper
Jayden Revis (b. 2009), son of NFL player Darrelle Revis
Jayden Moss (b. 2009), son of baseball player Brandon Moss
Jayden Mölling (b. 2009), son of singer Sandy Mölling of No Angels
Jayden Robert Park (b. 2010), son of NASCAR driver Steve Park
Jayden Max "JM" Hui (b. 2011), son of actress Michelle Reis and Julian Hui
Jayden Bowden Vismitananda (b. 2013), son of actress Yanin Vismitananda
Jayden Fant (b. 2016), son of NFL player George Fant

Pop Culture References for the name Jayden

Jayden Prince, character from TV series "CSI: NY"
Jayden Warley, character from Australian soap "Neighbours"
Jayden Michael Taylor, character on TV's "30 Rock"
Jayden, name given to android Data in a 1994 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Jayden Shiba, Red Samurai Ranger in TV's "Power Rangers Samurai"
Jayden, the full name of the son of Jafar from Disney's "Descendants"

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