Meaning and Origin of: Bladen

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Knife, sword; glory

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Bladon in Oxfordshire or Blaydon in Tyne and Wear (formerly in County Durham). The first takes its name from a pre-English name (of uncertain origin and meaning) of the Evenlode river; the second is named with Old Norse blár‘cold’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’.