Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Jayden

The name Jayden is a modern American name that was essentially invented sometime in the 1990’s. As such, there is no specific etymological meaning; in fact, it’s the only name on the U.S. Top 100 list without meaning. Jayden is what we call a “name-coinage”; it was probably invented off the popular “Jay” prefix (which is a short form for any given name starting with the letter J) combined with the ϋber-trendy “-den” suffix (think Aiden, Braden, Hayden and Kaden). Hip, fashionable and trendy, Jayden is a name for the modern, non-traditional parent. It’s for those who prefer sound over substance (since Jayden pretty much means…well, nothing).

All About the Baby Name – Jayden

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME JAYDEN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME JAYDEN

Jayden did not show up on the charts in the United States as a popular baby boy’s name until 1994, when about 150 babies received this newly invented name (today about 25,000 baby boys get some form of this name on an annual basis). As we all know, Jayden gained in popularity very rapidly and by the turn of the 21st century, the name was securely in the Top 100. At the end of the last decade, Jayden hit the Top 10. Given its short existence on the charts, coupled by its quick ascent in popularity, we’d definitely put Jayden in the “trendy” category, as in crazy, ridiculous trendy – in fact, he’s the poster-boy! Technically speaking, Jayden is considered gender-neutral, although it’s far more popular for baby boys than for baby girls (11x more popular). The name debuted on the female charts in 1998, but it’s never gotten higher than position #172. Jayden’s runaway success is furthermore evidenced by the absurd amounts of spelling variations which have popped up over the past several years (Jaden, Jadyn, Jaeden, Jaiden, Jaydon, blah, blah, blah).

Quick Facts

ON JAYDEN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

9

PRONUNCIATION:

JAY-din

SIMPLE MEANING:

No meaning

Characteristics

OF JAYDEN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Jayden

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JAYDEN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Jayden

Popular Songs

ON JAYDEN

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Jayden


Famous People

NAMED JAYDEN

We cannot find any significantly famous or popularly known people by the name of Jayden.
We cannot find any significantly famous or popularly known people by the name of Jayden
We cannot find any significantly famous or popularly known people by the name of Jayden

Children of Famous People

NAMED JAYDEN

Britney Spears;

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JAYDEN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jayden