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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Brave

What does Brayden mean and stand for?

The name Brayden is of Irish origin and means both "brave" and "salmon". The name was originally used a surname with the spelling Braden.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Brayden


According to Social Security Administration data, Brayden has been consistently popular, only falling out of the top 100 in 2019, which it had been in since 2005. Despite the decrease in popularity, it is still more popular than its brother spelling, Braiden.

However, it is the 62nd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Brayden was at its peak popularity in February 2021.

Originally used as a surname, Brayden has risen in popularity as a companion to the name Aiden; however, this spelling is not as common as its counterparts. Actors Brayden Pierce and Brayden Holt are two namesakes. Actress Melissa Joan Hart named her son Braydon.

Where is it Popular?

Brayden was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Brayden

  • Brad
  • Brade
  • Brady
  • Den
  • Denny

Pairs well with these middle names



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