Meaning and Origin of: Eden

Meaning and Origin of Eden

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Delight
  • Hawaiian : Delightful
  • Babylonian : A plain
  • Hebrew : Delight

What does Eden mean and stand for?

The name Eden is of Hebrew origin and means "place of pleasure, delight." In the Old Testament, the Garden of Eden was where Adam and Eve first lived before being expelled.

Syllables: 2

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Delight

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Edun, Old English Ēadhūn, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘wealth’ + hūn ‘bear-cub’.
  • English : habitational name from Castle Eden or Eden Burn in County Durham, both of which derive from a British river name perhaps meaning ‘water’, recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century ad in the form Ituna.
  • German : habitational name any of several places, mainly in Bavaria and Austria, so named from Middle High German œde ‘wasteland’ + the dative suffix -n.
  • Frisian : patronymic from the personal name Ede.
  • Charles Eden (1673–1722), colonial governor of NC under the lords proprietors from 1714 onward, used the armorial bearings of the family of Eden of the county palatine of Durham in the north of England. Of the same connection was Sir Robert Eden, last royal governor of MD.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Eden has remained fairly stagnant, moving up and down for a few years, but generally staying within the top 150.

However, it is the 9th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Eden was at its peak popularity in July 2018.

Eden is a rather spiritual name that invokes images of Paradise as it is one of the place words Puritans took from The Bible in the 17th century. Notable namesakes include actress Eden Elenor Taylor, actress Eden Rebecca She, actress Eden Sonja Jane Riegel, and actress Eden Erica Espinosa. However, Eden most likely gained its momentum due to the number of celebrities who chose it for their daughters: bandleader Herb Alpert, actress Beverly Adams, CFL player Rohan Marley, actress Marcia Cross, and actor Mark Saul. It has also been used for characters in Heroes, Upside Down, The Living and the Dead, and Blue Crush.

Where is it Popular?

Eden was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Eden

  • Dee
  • Ede
  • Edi

Pairs well with these middle names