Aden – Name Meaning

Aden is a name of Hebrew origin, derived from the Biblical place name “Eden”. The meaning of Aden is “delight” or “pleasure”. It is also associated with the Arabic word for “paradise”. In the Bible, Eden was the Garden of God where Adam and Eve lived before they were expelled from it.

History and Origin

The name Aden has been used as a given name since at least the 16th century. It was popularized in England by the Puritans who brought it to America in the 17th century. It has been used as a surname since at least the 18th century. In recent years, Aden has become increasingly popular as a given name in both Europe and North America.


Aden is currently ranked #717 on Nameberry’s list of most popular baby names in 2020. It is more popular among boys than girls, but can be used for either gender. In the United States, Aden is most popular in California, Texas, and New York.

Famous People Named Aden

There are several famous people named Aden, including:

  • Aden Young – Australian actor
  • Aden Ridgeway – Australian politician
  • Aden Gillett – British actor
  • Aden Kirk – American baseball player

Variations of the Name

  • Aiden (Irish)
  • Aydin (Turkish)
  • Edan (Hebrew)
  • Eden (Hebrew)

Nicknames for Aden

By Ava Isabella Hartley

Ava Isabella Hartley is a renowned expert in the field of onomastics, the study of names and their meanings, with a particular focus on baby names. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in the study of etymology, name trends, and cultural naming practices.

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