Hayden - Meaning of Hayden
[ 2 syll. hay-den, ha-yd-en ] The baby girl name Hayden is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is slightly more popular. It is pronounced HHEY-DehN †. Hayden's language of origin is Germanic and it is predominantly used in English. It is derived from the word heidano which is of the meaning 'heathen'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Hayden for more information. Forms of Hayden include the names Haden, Hadyn, Haeden, Haedyn, Haydan, Hayde, Haydin, Haydn, Haydon, and Hayes.
Hayden is a popular baby girl name, and it is also regarded as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2008, 0.129% of baby girls were named Hayden. It had a ranking of #126 then. In 2012, it ranked at #196 with a usage of 0.084%, and it was the most regularly used out of all girl names in its family. Though there were times prior to 2010 when more boys than baby girls were given the name Hayden, the name is today somewhat more frequently used for baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Hayden include Haden, Hadyn, Haeden, Haedyn, Haydan, Haydin, Haydn, Haydon, Hudun, Huttan, Hutten, Huttin, Hutton, Huttun, Huttyn, Hadena, Hadenna, Hadennah, Hadina, and Hadinna.
† Pronunciation for Hayden: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Hayden is Hayden Panettiere, Actress, born 21 August 1989, Palisades, New York.