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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Jaden

Jaden is a masculine name of Hebrew origin. The name is used both for boys and girls and means ‘God has heard.’ Although the biblical name is spelled Jadon, the variation Jaden is far more common.

Jaden has been used in various cultures and languages, and there are many different ways to spell it. Jay-den, JHEY-DehN, Jade-n, and j AI d EH n are some pronunciations used in the US, Canada, and other parts of the world. The most common variant is Jadon, which is also the source of Jaden. Other name variations are Jaiden, Jaden, Jaeden, Jadin, Jadyn, Jayden, and Jaidan. Jade and Jay are the most commonly used nicknames. Some even like to have ‘J’ as the short and cool diminutive for the name Jadeh.

The American-born name Jadon, which means ‘thankful,’ can also be used as a derivation of the name Jaden. The name Jaden has various historical roots spanning several cultures and languages. According to Flavius Josephus, Jadon was a prophet who was recorded in his Antiquities of the Jews VIII,8,5 and believed to be the man of God referenced in 1 Kings 13:1. He is known as Joad in the Lives of the Prophets. He is related to Iddo according to rabbinic tradition. There is much debate on the topic of whether Jaden has been derived from here or not.

There are not many mentions of Jaden in fiction. But the ones mentioned are noteworthy. Jaden Korr is the main character in the video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. He was a human male force-sensitive who was approved to undergo Jedi training under Kyle Katarn. Another important fictional character is Jaden Yuki, the main character in the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.


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God has heard
Jamaican, Spanish
1 word, 5 letters, 2 vowels, 3 consonants
Short and easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Jaden?

Pronounced as jey-din

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Listen to the sound of the name Jaden in English.

Famous People With The Name Jaden

  • Jaden BettsActor known for Doc McStuffins (2012), Time Toys (2016), and The Stinky & Dirty Show
  • Jaden SmithAmerican actor who has received various accolades, including a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Movie Award, a BET Award, and a Young Artist Award
  • Jaden HardyAmerican basketball player for for the Dallas Maverick of NBA
  • Jaden LeachAmerican beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Louisiana 2013
  • Jaden MichaelsAmerican singer and songwriter

Jaden On The Popularity Chart

Jaden has been popularly used since the mid-1990s. Learn how the name performed on the popularity charts from the graphs below.

Popularity Over Time

Only 42 babies per million were named Jaden in 1990, which rose to 6255 persons per million being given the name in 2007. However, the name has been seeing a downward trend since then with only 1076 babies per million sharing the name in 2021.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Jaden reached its best ranking of 14237 in 1984. Presently the name is raked at 17851.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Jaden

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Popular Sibling Names For Jaden

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Boy Sibling Names For Jaden

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Girl Sibling Names For Jaden

Looking for some suitable sister names for Jaden? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With J

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter J to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Jaden

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Popular Songs On The Name Jaden

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Jaden?

The name Jaden means ‘God has heard.’

2. What is the origin of the name Jaden?

Jaden has a Hebrew origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Jaden?

Jaden is pronounced as jey-din.

4. Does the name Jaden have any variations or alternative spellings?

Jadyn, Jaiden, Jayden, and Jaydon are some variant spellings of Jaden.

5. What are some common middle names that pair well with Jaden?

You can consider some Hebrew names with religious or peaceful connotations. The unisex name Chen means ‘grace’ in Hebrew and can blend well with Jaden. The rhyming Hebrew name, Eden, meaning ‘delight,’ is also a good choice. Further, you may consider some other gender-neutral Biblical names such as Shiloh, meaning ‘peaceful,’ or Micaiah meaning, ‘who is like Yahweh.’

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