Braden Name Meaning & Origin
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
Braden and Brenda are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Braden
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
Brad, Brade, Brady, Brady Bug, Bray, Bray Bray
- Meanings and history of the name Braden
- Famous real-life people named Braden
Dallas Braden, Major League baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.
Braden Looper, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies.
Braden Barrie, singer
- Braden in song, story & screen
Braden is a character in the young adult book, L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad