Hayden Meaning and Origin

The name Hayden is a unisex name meaning “hedged valley” and is of English origin. The name Hayden was originally derived from the Middle High German heiden. Alternatively, it may be derived from the surname Haydn, which itself originated as a variant of the name Haden. The surname Haden is believed to have originated from a place name, referring to a valley or hill covered in hay. As a given name, Hayden gained popularity in the late 20th century and continues to be widely used today. It has a pleasant and modern sound, which contributes to its appeal.

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