Aidan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Aidan

Aidan

Pronunciation: AY-din (key)

Origin of the name Aidan:

Anglicized form of the Irish Aodhan (little fiery one).

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Aidan is considered the traditional anglicized spelling of the classic Celtic name. Parents who value the name's Irish roots typically choose this spelling, while those who are drawn to the name for its sound a la Jayden and Brayden tend to choose the newer -en spellings.

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I've met alot of babies and toddlers named Aidan. I feel like it's going to be something like a male version of Olivia, very popular. You can tell because parents have entered the stage where it's such a common name that they've started spelling it differently to make their child more 'unique'. I've seen Aidyn, Aiden, Ayden, ect. Your son probably won't be the only one in his class.

I named my daughter Aidan because I found it in my midwifes book I was told that the girl spelling was Aidan and the boy spelling was Aiden so I decided no matter what my child was gonna be named Aidan just the spelling would depend on whether she turned out male or female.

Personal experiences with the name Aidan: | Edit

I fell for the name Aidan when I saw "Desperately Seeking Susan" starring Aidan Quinn, back in the 80's.
I saw 'Stakeout' and fell for the name, too!

I named my son after Aidan Quinn too...love the name....love him!

Nicknames for Aidan: | Edit

Aday
AA(pronounced ay-ay)
Aid/Aide
Aidy/Ady/Aidie/Aidey
Aids
Dan
Danny
Ian (it's a stretch, yes, but I do know a 3yo Aidan who goes by Ian)
Nean
Aido

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Famous real-life people named Aidan: | Edit

Actor Aidan Quinn
Author Aidan Chambers
Actor Aidan Turner (recently portraying dwarf Kili in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Aidan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Aidan Shaw, Carrie's laid-back, compassionate boyfriend, played by John Corbett, on the HBO series "Sex in the City".

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