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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Aiden

Aiden is a gender-neutral name of Irish origin, meaning the ‘little fire.’ It is believed to have come in the seventh century from a well-known Irish monk St. Aidan from Scotland. He is known for his acts of generosity and kindness. He is noted for establishing a monastery in England and then converting the Northumbrians to Christianity. In the Scottish Gaelic language, the god of fire or Sun is referred to as Aodh or Aodhan. Aiden has its roots in these words while being widely used as an American version of the same.

The name Aiden is pronounced as Aye-den, Ai-dan, or Ay-duhn. A number of variations such as Aadhan, Aaden, and Aagam can be found in the name Aiden. Although the name was originally used for baby boys, parents of baby girls did not refrain from naming their daughters Aiden owing to its widespread popularity. The female version of the name also has the same meaning and pronunciation.

Some of the noted personalities by this name are American actors, Aidan Gould and Aidan Gallagher, as well as the dancer and social media influencer Aidan Prince.

Aiden also finds its mention in some fictional characters. Aidan Lynch is a famous name from the 2005 film ‘Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire’. Aidan Brosnan is a character from the television series, EastEnders. Aiden Waite is the main character playing the role of a vampire in the television series ‘Being Human’. Apart from popular culture, the Holy Bible also talks about a boy named Aiden who returned to Israel from exile in Babylon.

Overall, Aiden is an energetic name inspiring your baby toward adventure, curiosity, and excitement.


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Famous People With The Name Aidan

  • Aidan GouldAmerican actor, began his career in 2001
  • Aidan PriceIrish football player, the head coach of Shamrock Rovers II
  • Aiden Palmer European football player, played in the Football League for Leyton Orient and Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Aiden Moffat British racing driver, became the youngest participant in the British Touring Car Championship
  • Aiden Moffat Scottish musician and vocalist, makes music under the name Arab Strap
  • Aidan McArdleIrish actor known for his television biographical films

Names With Similar Sound As Aiden

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Names With Similar Meaning As Aiden

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Name Numerology For Aiden

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