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Updated February 1, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • American : Exciting

What does Kaiden mean and stand for?

The name Kaiden is of American origin and is the variation of the name Kaden. Though it's a modern invented name, Kaiden is thought to mean "exciting."

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Kaiden


According to Social Security Administration data, Kaiden has jumped around a bit since entering the top 200 in 2008. Whether increasing or decreasing, it has managed to stay in the top 200 since. Kaiden reached its peak in 2013 at rank 122. It has officially surpassed its brother spelling, Kaden.

However, it is the 2nd most popular name on

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

Kaiden, though a popular given name, is not nearly as evident in pop culture. One notable namesake is Australian rules footballer Kaiden Brand. It is also the name of a character in the video game Mass Effect.

Where is it Popular?

Kaiden was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Kaiden

  • Denny
  • Kai

Pairs well with these middle names


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