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Aiden

Aiden Meaning and Origin

The name Aiden is a boy’s name meaning fiery one and is of Irish origin. Aiden is a name with strong ties to Ireland and Celtic heritage. In Irish Gaelic, the name is spelled as “Aodhán” or “Áedán,” which is derived from the Old Irish word “Aodh,” meaning “fire” or “fiery.” The name is associated with the ancient Celtic god of the sun and fire, Áed or Aodh. Aiden is also popular in Scotland, where it shares similar roots with the Irish Gaelic version. The name’s meaning and significance remain similar in both Irish and Scottish traditions. In English-speaking countries, Aiden is often considered a modern variant of the traditional name “Aidan.” Aiden has been consistently popular in various English-speaking countries, especially in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. Its popularity soared during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, making it a commonly chosen name for baby boys. While variations of the name, such as Aidan and Ayden, also exist, Aiden has emerged as a preferred spelling in recent years.

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