Hayden Name Meaning & Origin

Hayden

Pronunciation: HAY-din (key)

Origin of the name Hayden:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from several place-names. It is from the Old English elements hēg (hay) and denu (valley); hēg (hay) and dun (hill); and hege (hedge) and dun (hill). Alternatively, the name is from the Irish Gaelic ÓhÉideáin and ÓhÉidín (descendant of Eideán or Éidín). The names are derived from éideadh (clothing).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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I love gender neutral/androgynous names. Hayden is a wonderful example of a name that can be perfect for all genders. With the softish first syllable and the hard consonants in the second syllable, it is the best of both worlds. Relates to both Hayleigh and Haymitch.

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My Sister who passed away in december 09' was named hayden rachael , we called her hay or haychael.

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Hayden Panettiere, actress
Hayden Fry, coach
Hayden Christensen, actor (Star Wars Episode II & III) and (Life as a House)

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Hayden Romero is a character in the tv show "Teen Wolf"

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