Braden Name Meaning & Origin

Braden

Pronunciation: BRAY-dən (key)

Origin of the name Braden:

Transferred use of the English surname meaning “from Bradden, a dweller near the broad valley.” The name originates from several place-names meaning “broad valley.” Var: Bradon, Braydan, Brayden, Braydon.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Braden: | Edit

Braden and Brenda are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Braden: | Edit

I named my son Braden in 1988 and at the time I had never met a Braden or heard it used as a first name. I loved it because it was not popular like Brandon (back then)and had some good possible nic-names like Brad and Brady in case he didn't want to go by his full name. However, as the chart here shows, almost immediately thereafter it got very popular and I started hearing the name everywhere. I still love it though.

Nicknames for Braden: | Edit

Brad, Brade, Brady, Brady Bug, Bray, Bray Bray

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Famous real-life people named Braden: | Edit

Dallas Braden, Major League baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.
Braden Looper, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies.
Braden Barrie, singer

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Braden is a character in the young adult book, L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

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