[ 2 syll. bra-den, br-ad-en ] The baby boy name Braden is pronounced as BREY-DehN †. Braden is largely used in English and Irish. Its origin is Celtic. The name Braden means descendant of Bradan, salmon. The first name is derived from an Irish surname 'Ó Bradáin' meaning 'descendant of Bradan'; the first name Bradan is itself from the Gaelic word 'bradan'. The name has been widely in recent times, in line with the popular trend favoring '-en' or '-an' names. The form Brayden also received a boost in popularity from its choice as the name of Miranda Hobbe's baby in the trendy US television series Sex in the City (1998-2004).
The name Braden is used to a great extent; it has 35 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Braden include Bradan, Braddan, Braddin, Braddon, Braddyn, Bradene, Bradeon, Bradin, Bradm, Bradon, Bradun, Bradyn, Braedan, Braedin, Braedon, Braedyn, Braidan, Braiden, Braidin, Braidon, Braidyn, Bray, Braydin, Braydun, Braydyn, Braylen, Bredan, Bredon, and Bryden. Other English forms include the diminutive Brady, and the spelling variants Bradden, Braeden (also used in Irish), Braydan, Brayden, and Braydon.
Braden is rather popular as a baby boy name. The name's popularity grew from the 1970s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2005, 0.144% of baby boys were named Braden. It had a ranking of #133 then. The baby name has seen a fall in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was only 0.025% and its ranking #578. Within the family of boy names directly related to Braden, Brayden was the most popular. In 2018, it was more widely used than Braden by 9 times.
Baby names that sound like Braden include Bradyn, Braedan, Braeden, Braiden, Brayden, Barden, Bardene, Bardin, Bardon, Bardyn, Bartin, Bartome, Barton, Bartyn, Berdin, Bertan, Bertin, Berton, Bertwin, and Bertyn.
† Pronunciation for Braden: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"