[ 2 syll. ai-den, aid-en ] The baby boy name Aiden is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is EY-DehN †. Aiden is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. Aiden is a variant spelling of the name Aidan (English, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish).
Aiden is very popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the height of its usage in 2011, 0.765% of baby boys were given the name Aiden. Its ranking then was #9. In 2018, its usage was 0.517% and its ranking #19, and it was the most popular within all boy names in its group. In 2018, Aiden was more widely used than the subsequent ranked name, Aidan, by 6 times. Aiden has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Aiden: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"