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Updated January 22, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : God heard

What does Jayden mean and stand for?

The name Jayden is non-traditional, but is thought to derive from Jadon from the Old Testament. Jayden means "thankful," and has rapidly grown in popularity.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Jayden

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Jayden has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2006, and maintaining a spot in the top five in both 2010 and 2011.

However, it is the 45th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Jayden was at its peak popularity in August 2017.

Jayden is thought to derive from the Biblical name Jadon, after a man who helped rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in the Old Testament. The only non-traditional name to break into the boys' Top 5, Jayden has lost some popularity over the years. However, the name became quite popular after being chosen by Britney Spears for one of her sons, and the popularity only increased after being chosen by Will and Jada Smith.

Where is it Popular?

Jayden was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Jayden

  • Den
  • Deni
  • Jay

Pairs well with these middle names


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