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Alternatives to Braden

Love the boys' name Braden but fear it's overused? Here are some possible substitutes.

  • Bailey

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    Extremely amiable, open-sounding surname that's gradually being taken over by the girls. Read More 

  • Bram

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    Bram has an unusual measure of character and charm for a one-syllable name; it started as a hipper-than-Abe diminutive of the biblical Abraham, but is also an independent Irish and Dutch name,... Read More 

  • Brannon

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    Occasionally used as an alternative to Brandon or Brennan. Read More 

  • Brendan

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    According to Irish legend, Saint Brendan the Voyager was the first European to touch American soil, and his name has been established here for decades, peaking in the late 1990s. It first appeared... Read More 

  • Brock

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    Brock is a rock solid name, with a touch of preppy sophistication. It ranked solidly in the 200s-300s from 1975 until 2014, but has since tumbled a bit.

    Among Brocks who lived up to... Read More 

  • Cade

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    Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists around the millenium—it was as high as Number 201 in 2001—along with cousins Caden and Cale, but has been in decline since.... Read More 

  • Carden

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    Highly unusual but stylish-sounding occupational name, with a pleasant association with gardens. Read More 

  • Corbin

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    Corbin, the name of the castle where the Holy Grail was said to be hidden, came to the fore in the 1980s via actor Corbin Bernsen when he was the high profile star of LA Law, but its use... Read More 

  • Eamon

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    Eamon is one of the traditional Irish names that has not yet emigrated to the US. This Irish name pronounced ay-mon was popularized ... Read More 

  • Holden

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    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are... Read More 

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