"place of pleasure, delight"

Eden Origin and Meaning

The name Eden is both a boy's name and 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 from the 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 also 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.
# 121 in the US

Eden Rank in US Top 1000

Eden Popularity

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Famous People Named Eden

  • Eden Elenor TaylorDraper, English actress
  • Eden Rebecca SherAmerican actress
  • Eden Sonja Jane RiegelAmerican actress
  • Eden WoodAmerican child beauty queen and reality TV personality
  • Eden xostage name of Jessica Eden Malakouti, American singer,songwriter
  • Eden Myfanwy CaleAmerican actress; daughter of musician John Cale
  • Eden Erica EspinosaAmerican actress
  • Eden HarelIsraeli actress and TV host
  • Eden Alpertdaughter of bandleader Herb Alpert
  • Eden Sassoon (b. 1973)daughter of hairstylist Vidal Sassoon and actress Beverly Adams
  • Eden Marley (b. 1994)daughter of CFL player Rohan Marley; granddaughter of singer Bob Marley
  • Eden Geneva Mahoney (b. 2007)daughter of actress Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney; twin sister Savannah
  • Eden Saul (b. 2014)daughter of actor Mark Saul
  • Eden Rose Halsey (b. 2015)daughter of athlete Jaime Moore and Steve Halsey; triplet sisters Erin Aila and Amber Joy Halsey
  • Eden Watson (b. 2015)daughter of NFL player Benjamin Watson
  • Barbara EdenAmerican actress
  • Eden Park (b. 2015)daughter of Korean soccer player Jooho Park

Eden in Pop Culture

  • The Garden of EdenBiblical paradise
  • Edena people group (Isaiah 37:12)
  • Eden McCaincharacter on TV's "Heroes"
  • Eden Moorecharacter in 2012 film "Upside Down"
  • Eden Lordcharacter on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
  • Eden Standishcharacter in Patrick White's "The Living and the Dead" (1941)
  • Edencharacter in film "Blue Crush"
  • Edencharacer in film "Vampire Bats"
  • Edencharacter in webcomic "Glitch"
  • "East of Eden"novel and film by John Steinbeck
  • Eden's CrushAmerican girl group
  • EdenGenie's girlfriend in Disney's Aladdin series
  • Eden Gelbdaughter of Becca Gelb in "The Society"