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Origin & Meaning

The name Hayden is of English origin.

The meaning of Hayden is "hay valley".  

It is also of German origin, where its meaning is "heathen".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 199  in baby name popularity for girls with 1656 occurrences.  It ranked 142 in popular baby names for boys with 2851 occurrences. 

View the Hayden Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Hayden has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Hayden to other names.


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Related Names

The name Haydin is a form of Hayden.

Other Tidbits

Hayden falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hayden Christensen, Hayden Mullins, Hayden Penn.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hayden in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Hayden in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hayden in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.