Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Braeden

Braeden is a modern Americanized respelling of Braden which itself is a transferred use of the Irish surname O’Bradain. The name comes from the Gaelic word “bradán” which means "salmon". The transformation of humans into animal forms was very common in Celtic mythology and literature and, as a result, large classes of early Irish names are thus derived from animal names. It was thought that the bearer of such names would gain some of the power and qualities of the animal. In Celtic mythology and poetry the salmon was a particularly important creature and often associated with wisdom and reverence. The many spelling variations of Braden (such as Brayden, Bradyn, Braiden, etc) are a trend that is unique to Americans. Braeden is one more example of the “kreeative” spelling mutations invented by parents in the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Braeden

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME BRAEDEN

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME BRAEDEN

Braeden first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1996 which is right around the time that the “Braden” names were gaining speed. Together, all of these spelling variations are collectively given to over 13,000 baby boys per year. This might not seem like a lot, but on a relative basis, the Braden family of names is enormously trendy. Currently, Brayden is the most popular spelling and given to about 70% of the babies with this name. The traditional spelling of Braden has about 13% share-of-voice and is currently the 2nd most popular. In third place is Braydon (7%) and fourth place is Braeden (5%); rounded out by Braiden (4%) and Bradyn (2%). Many people find these types of indiscriminate respellings tiresome and annoying. It requires societal effort to keep up with made-up variations of traditional names, plus it brings the name farther away from its original meaning. In other words, Braden is an Irish name, but Braeden is an American name. And don’t forget Braylen, Brenden, Brandon, Braylynn and scores of other “Br-“ names. We think this "salmon" may be slightly overcooked at this point in time.

Quick Facts

ON BRAEDEN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

710

PRONUNCIATION:

BRAY-dən

SIMPLE MEANING:

Salmon

Characteristics

OF BRAEDEN

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Braeden

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME BRAEDEN

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Popular Songs

ON BRAEDEN

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Famous People

NAMED BRAEDEN

Braeden Cloutier (soccer player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED BRAEDEN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME BRAEDEN

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