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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kadin
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kadin in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Kadin:
Records indicate that 3,753 boys in the United States have been named Kadin since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2004, when 488 people in the U.S. were given the name Kadin. Those people are now 12 years old.
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Comments about the name Kadin
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41 Positive Comments
"My son was born in 1996 and I named him Kadin. We use the Arabic pronunciation kah-deen. When he was in high school there was another student with the same name and spelling, however he pronounced his name KAY-den. I absolutely love this name !!!" Sep. 3, 2015:
"We are expecting our 2nd son and we will be naming him Kadin, inshallah. We love the name and chose it because it is muslim orgin, beautiful meaning (companion and confidant) and can be easily pronounced in the States." Dec. 4, 2013:
"my son is 7 years old , i have not met another Kadin older then him." Mar. 29, 2013:
"To say that it is my name. I was born in 1975. So you can say I'm just a few years away from being 40. I do have to tell people how to spell it and say it correctly. I do get different variotions on people spelling it. Though I do use nicknames such as Kdog, Kdawg, and now Kade." Jan. 8, 2013:
"My son's name is Kadin and we love it! We loved the name and wanted it spelled differently from Kaden or other more familiar ways of spelling it. Some people call him Kah-deen, but we correct it to say Kay-din. We also loved the meaning and the arabic origin." Oct. 11, 2012:
"i name my son kadin alvaro oliveira he is the cutest lil button in the world.. the father and i came up with the name .. me and my son have the same int." Feb. 12, 2012:
"My grandson was born yesterday, Nov. 28/2011. My son and his American wife chose name Kadin for their son. I love it. Its a beautiful name. Altough we are Persian but it is a good name and it means compassionate." Nov. 29, 2011:
"i named my son kadin so glad to hear the boys actually like their name.. i went for kadin as it appears masculine" Dec. 10, 2010:
"My name is also Kadin, and I am told that my name is derived from a World War II march called Cadence March. The first "C" was changed to a "K"and the "E" was changed to an "I" then the "CE" was dropped. I was told my name means warrior, and my personality definitely matches my name." Dec. 7, 2010:
"My name is Kadin (male) and I was born in 1987, so at that time no one had my name around me, but as I was going to school through the years, many younger children started having my name, but spelled differently. Overall I love my name! I have heard that my name means "companion." And NO I wouldn't name my dog Kadin!" Nov. 21, 2010:
"Its my dogs name. It mean companion. Not sure I would name my kid that." Nov. 15, 2010:
"i am currently pregnant.. if it is a boy (which im praying) i will name him kadin (KAY-den) :)" Nov. 4, 2010:
"Our son is due in 8 weeks .... my Mother passed away 10 years ago & I wanted to name our baby after her. It wasn't easy to do considdering we're having a boy I her name's Karen ... So, I took the first 2 letters of her first name & then combined them with lettering from her middle name "Dianne" Ka = Din & came up with KADIN :) This is the first time I've looked up the name & found this page. I love it! I'm happy to see that Other people like the name (^_^) AND to find that it's meaning is "friend to all" makes it even more special." Oct. 17, 2010:
"My son, born in 2001, is named Kadin. All the meanings of his name kind of collide with one another within my child. Whether it mean friend, he is friend to all or little battle, he is a high functioning autistic...they all seem to pertain to him. I love his name, his dad picked it out and even tho we are sure we didn't invent the name, we didn't even know of it's meanings until my son was about 6. It's a great name, I think, strong but sensitive sounding." Mar. 26, 2010:
"i think kadin is a very good name ,meaning "friend" or confidant" and belive me my kadin is both of those thing iam glad i choose this name for my son" Jan. 26, 2010:
"Sons names Kadin prounounced Kae-din.....I named him that for the arabic meaning campanion....Plus to me it sounds Very Boyish...." Nov. 29, 2009:
"I was told that Kadin is arabic meaning companion. My son had a severe heart deffect and passed away when he was a baby. I named him Kadin because he would be with me forever." Oct. 17, 2009:
"It's a name that sounds western, eastern and african. I love it." Oct. 1, 2009:
"Gosh. Aren't all names made up at one point or another? Cool name whether Islamic or Gaelic." Sep. 2, 2009:
"People often spell it like Hayden and with a C, (Cayden). But its a lot better Kadin.
Born 1990, must be one of the originals!
its a fantastic name, very original every likes it!" Aug. 29, 2009:
"We named our son 'Kadin' in 1998 because we thought it was a strong boy's name and we liked the meaning. My son likes it because it's different and he doesn't get confused with others :) But now its becoming very popular, so he's got lots of company." Jul. 10, 2009:
"My husband and I chose this name from a baby book 2002. No one had ever heard of it and now we have counted 10 boys and 1 girl with the name. There are 3 boys in Kindergarten with this name but we have never seen anyone spell it like him, Kadin." Jun. 1, 2009:
"This is my son's name. We loved the meaning and the spelling (because it was a unique name for our common last name). It is always spelled and pronounced incorrectly. We pronounce it, as it is spelled "Kay-Din". I find that people in our part of the country think it is the same as Cayden (a variation of Aiden). Kadin & Cayden have two different meanings." Apr. 21, 2009:
"I was named "Kadin" in 1988. Lately, it has gained more popularity, but I have never met or heard of anyone named "Kadin" before I was born." Mar. 19, 2009:
"01/31/09 Kadin is soon to be my grandson! I think the name means courage, LOVE! We already Love you Kadin! Kadin is our little warrior! Happy soon to be birthday Kadin! I LOVE YOU !!! Thank you Ryan & Lindsey XOXOXOXOXO Mom" Jan. 30, 2009:
"Hi, my DAUGHTER'S name is Kadin (KAY-den) born in 2006, She's beautiful. Honestly I just knew that i thought of that name on my own but then I looked up the spelling that "I" thought of and it had already been confirmed. Shortly after my Muslim friend told me that is pronounced (Ka-deen)Arabic, meaning Companion. Thats fine, I definetly chose that name after that." Dec. 18, 2008:
"my boyfriends name is kadin and he is the exsact deffinition of the name!" Nov. 26, 2008:
"I named my son Kadin...in arabic it is (kah-deen),,,but everyone says it wrong. So we call him (kay-din) or Kay-Kay for short. Companion or friend...Celtic for little warrior. He is both of those!" Nov. 21, 2008:
"Kadin is my horse's name. When I go to horse shows, judges don't mispronounce it, either. I really like the name. It's cute." Nov. 20, 2008:
"My last name is Kadin (American dialect), and I believe it has to do with my Jewish heritage on my father's side. Just like any American, I can butcher the Arabic language and use the Arabic dialect's meaning for the American saying.
I've adopted it as a first name; I find it astounding how popular it's become after many people "making it up" online." Sep. 12, 2008:
"My step-son's name is Kadin (Kay-Din) and I think it is awful. I have always liked the girl's name Kadence so that may be a factor...It's too weird, and it is becoming VERY common which I also do not like." Sep. 9, 2008:
"This is an Arabic name and as mentioned is pronounced KAH-DEEN. In Arabic it means companion." Aug. 8, 2008:
":O) He's very intelligent, yet arrogant and I'm so proud that he's my 12 year old nephew. It's a great name." Jul. 30, 2008:
"sup my names kadin and im 18 people always spell my name wrong but its all good" Jun. 17, 2008:
"This is a name from Alaska. Michael Maxomovitch Kadin was a cartographer and ships pilot educated in Sitka and St. Petersburg. There is Kadin Island near Wrangell and the Stikine, Kadin Lake, Kadin Vents etc in Alaska...and being Alaskan that is why I named my son this. Plus, being a map collector the cartographer part means something to me, being from Sitka, that means something to me and my husband use to work on boats in areas MM Kadin charted and piloted through meant something to him. There are businesses and buildings called Kadin I know in southeast Alaska.
I had never known or heard of anyone using the name for a child before. But now, I hear it all the time down here in the lower 48...though not spelled the same so clearly not named for the same person or reasons.
Part of me feels bad about this because his name is more common than I thought. I didn't think to look up the name using different spellings...since we finally thought about using the name within 24 hours of his birth." May. 5, 2008:
"Some People Say it Wrong and ALOT Of People spell it wrong" Feb. 6, 2008:
"I named my son Kadin. I use the "American" sound (kay-den) as his dad prefers the "Arabic" sound (kah-deen). If the Arabic sound is used, then it captures the Arabic meaning of "best friend". The American version has no meaning." Nov. 17, 2007:
"This is my sons name and I chose it because it was Arabic and meant friend." Nov. 11, 2007:
"I named my son Kadin in 1995. I loved the meaning, companion. I also liked it due to it not being used much. Didn't take long for the name to take off!" Sep. 6, 2007:
"This is my sons name! It is pronounced (KAY-den) but we decided to spell it this way so that it would have the same letters as my name! I think it is a very strong males name!!" May. 22, 2007:
"Kadin is an English varient of the name Caden, it is Gaelic and means little battle." Dec. 2, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
""Kadin" means 'woman' in Turkish. That alone makes this a rather poor name for a male boy.
Nevertheless, this name likely comes from Arabic." Oct. 13, 2009:
"This is an over-used made-up name. I don't like how people spell it all weird too." Jul. 12, 2006:
12 Neutral Comments
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"hi... i have a daughter named Kadin... i never heard the name before my husnamd came home in 2004 with it... so i have a female Kadin" May. 5, 2011:
"my name is kadine female my father was from saudi arabia and my mom from panama city. sorry guys i'm female" May. 2, 2011:
"I named my son Kadin After Kadin Is. in Southeast Alaska. The Island was named after a russian map maker." Aug. 5, 2010:
"Kadin is my son's name. He was born in 1986. I run across this name once in awhile now but not then. I read that is was an Arabic name although we gave it an American pronunciation. I read that it meant "compassionate" and that is why I chose it. I think it is a strong name and he always gets nice compliments about it. Several people in our town have used the name since he was born. He was involved in lots of sports, music and academics when he was in middle school and high school so his name was in the paper a lot and we believe that prompted lots of new moms to use the name." Feb. 24, 2010:
"I named my son Kadin after finding it in a baby boy name book for 2000...I liked the meaning it gave "friend to all" and that is exactly what my son is!" Feb. 5, 2010:
"I was born in 1986 and was named Kadin, officially making me one of the very first in America with that name by like 10 years! I have only heard of one other Kadin, different variation of spelling, and he was 15 years younger than me. I love having a unique name and definitely think Kadin sounds cool. I do like the spelling Caden as well. But since my parents derived the name from Adin (Uncle), my name has no meaning. I often get from other people that Kadin is the coolest name they have ever heard. And it is!" Oct. 3, 2009:
"I'm 6 months pregnant and my husband I was looking for a real different name for our son.... At first we made up a name kalaivion, but after awhile we thought it sound too getto (LOL)... So we started searching the Internet and kadin pop out of no where and not only myself and my husband but so does the family.... I love the meaning and the fact that it's rare. Our baby boy is due January 7th,2009. And his name will be Kadin Danell Williamson." Oct. 23, 2008:
"I named my son Kaden in 1968. I pronounce it
Kay-den because it is a combination of 3 friends names: KAren, Dianne, BrENda so it is not mispronounced nor is it spelled wrong!" Aug. 19, 2008:
"This is an Islamic name and it means friend or confidant." Dec. 31, 2007:
"My name is Kadin. Lots of people spell it wrong. Ethier Cadin or the very popular misspelling Kaden. Lots of people dont know my name is actully pronounced KAE-DEEN.Sorry i don't know how to put the real pronunciation but thats as close as I could get. But I just go bye KAE-DEN" Aug. 9, 2007:
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