Caden: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Caden

Caden

Pronunciation: KAY-din (key)

You can rustle up an Irish origin for Caden, but this name's popularity is about pure sound. You simply cannot get a more fashionable set of phonemes, and the nickname Cade is a winner too. But an entire classroom of rhyming boys is a real risk here. Caden, meet Hayden, Aidan, Jadon, and Braeden.... Each name has multiple spellings in the top 1000 list.

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Comments and insights on the name Caden: | Edit

I think this is a great name but I cant understand why it is so underused for girls, I think it is very girly and Cady makes a great nickname.

If my son, Caden, had been a girl we intended to name him Kadyn (pronounced the same)

Personal experiences with the name Caden: | Edit

I like the sound. According to the "New Baby Name Survey" published 2007, "Caden is either a workaholic or ... fun-loving guy out on a beach ... a lanky strawberry blonde." I haven't met any Cadens yet. Any one else have thoughts on what image comes to mind with this name?

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My Caden is very sweet and loving (even as a near teen-ager). He is an over-achiever and very competitive!!! Everything physical comes easy to him. He rolled over before he was a month old...no kidding, i have it on tape! He is quite an athlete but also very smart. He missed straight A's by 1% this last marking period, and has picked up the piano and saxophone with ease. -Amy

Nicknames for Caden: | Edit

Cade, Cay, Cadie, Cadio, Cader, Cadey, Cadinator, C., Cade-0

Meanings and history of the name Caden: | Edit

My son's name is Caeden, and from what I've been able to find on the name it means either spirited or a close friendly companion.

Leslie Bolton (The Complete Book of Baby Names) says that Caden means "spirit of battle" in the Welsh language. She also has Kaden listed as Arabic for "a beloved companion" with 15 spelling variantions.

Famous real-life people named Caden: | Edit

Doug Davidson and Cindy Fisher have a son named Caden
Caden Foster is a kicker (not sure if it's college or pro)

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