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Meaning of Aidan

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The name Aidan has the following meaning:

A young fiery man.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Aidan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 54 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Aidan fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 13 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 72 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Aidan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Aidan is pronounced as ay-dun


Aidan originates from the Irish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Aidan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Aidan: Boys - Devland, Dolan, Donahue, Dooley, Duer, Kavan, Kavon, Girls - Aileen, Arely, Ashlyn, Biddie, Breana, Breanna, Bria, Brianna, Bridget, Brielle, Brynn, Both genders - Brady, Ryan


Popular Variants for the name Aidan: Aden (Hebrew), Aedan, Aedann, Aeddan (Welsh), Aeden, Aedenn, Aedin, Aedyn, Aidann, Aidano (Turkish), Aiden, Aidenn, Aideyn, Aideynn, Aidin, Aidyn, Aodhan (Irish Gaelic), Aydan (Irish), Aydann, Ayden (Irish), Aydenn, Aydin


We think the name Aidan should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Aidan to be: Tough yet happy chap

In one word, you might describe Aidan as a(n) "tough" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Aidan (or its variants) are:

Aidan John Moffat , born on 10 April, a famous musician. Aidan John Moffat 's background: A Scottish vocalist and musician, best known for his work with Malcolm Middleton in the post-folk band, Arab Strap.

Aidan P. O'Brien, born on 16 October, a famous trainer. Aidan P. O'Brien's background: An Irish horse racing trainer. Despite his relatively young age, Aidan O'Brien has already rewritten the trainers' record books. He initially enjoyed a successful riding career, becoming Ireland's amateur champion jockey for the 1993-94 season, which was cut short at the age of 23 when he opted to apply for a trainer's licence.

Aidan Gillen, born on 24 April, a famous actor. Aidan Gillen's background: An Irish stage and screen actor. Gillen was nominated for a Tony Award for his highly acclaimed Broadway role in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 2003. He has also been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for his portrayal of Teach in the Dublin Gate Theatre's 2007 production of David Mamet's American Buffalo.
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