Variation of Jaden or Jadon, Hebrew

Jayden Origin and Meaning

The name Jayden is a boy's name meaning "thankful".
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 can also be considered a modern invention. Jayden combines the “jay” sound found in the name Jason with the -den suffix used in names such as Aiden and Hayden. Other spellings include Jaydan, Jaydyn, Jaydon, Jaydin, and Jaden.

Jayden is the only non-traditional name to have broken into the boys' Top 5, though it's not quite as frequently used as it once was. 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.
# 37 in the US

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Famous People Named Jayden

  • Jayden SchofieldAustralian rules footballer
  • Jayden AttardAustralian rules footballer
  • Jayden PittAustralian rules footballer
  • Jayden PostAustralian rules footballer
  • Jayden Connor StockleyEnglish footballer
  • Jayden HodgesAustralian rugby league player
  • Jayden HadlerAustralian Olympic swimmer
  • Jayden HaywardNew Zealand rugby union player
  • Jayden NikorimaNew 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
  • Jayden MeeksGreen (b. 2018), son of American "hot felon" and model Jeremy Meeks

Jayden in Pop Culture

  • Jayden Princecharacter from TV series "CSI: NY"
  • Jayden Warleycharacter from Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Jayden Michael Taylorcharacter on TV's "30 Rock"
  • Jaydenname given to android Data in a 1994 episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • Jayden ShibaRed Samurai Ranger in TV's "Power Rangers Samurai"
  • Jaydenthe full name of the son of Jafar from Disney's "Descendants"

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