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  • Records indicate that 95,920 boys in the United States have been named Aidan since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2003, when 10,055 people in the U.S. were given the name Aidan. Those people are now 17 years old.

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      84 Positive Comments

  • "I'm a 12 year old named Aidan and I love my name. The only problem is, EVERYONE gets the spelling wrong. And I mean everyone except your parents. Teachers, friends etc. Even when your name is RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF THEIR FACES lol. So that can be annoying but I still love the name even though it's common" Jul. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 11, and my name is Aidan. All the time, the other kids or teachers pronounce it adian, aiden, or whatever else. Its kind of annoying, but i still like the name. I am the only person i know named aidan and spelled right." Apr. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 12 year old brothers name is Aidan i love the name and he is so mean sometimes but we are irish twins so we get along easily and i hope he sees this" May. 13, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1994. No one had this name. I like it, but there are millions of little Aidan's running around now. And no one can spell it correctly. I've gotten Adrian, Alden, Jayden, Hayden etc. Also when its written out for people they butcher the pronunciation. It's two real words for Gods sake: Aid. an." Sep. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Similar experience to some of the other posters. My name is Aidan and I was born in 1990 when there were very few others Aidans around, and was passed down the name through my Irish ancestry (names are recycled from middle to first etc). Kind sad to hear it called out so much with all these little kids running around; the awful, butchered spelling of the name as well ..." May. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aidan, I think it is a great name, the only thing I am not keen on is that it always gets spelled wrong. But the meaning 'fiery' definetly fits me, because I get angry quite easily. I don't know many people with the same name from me, apart from a couple of Aidan's at school." Apr. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Aidan! I named him in 2010. His big sister picked it out. His full name is Aidan Carlisle." Mar. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My favourite boy's name. A Gaelic name that is easy for non-Gaelic speakers to pronounce and spell, Aidan is becoming increasingly popular, but still strikes me as a nice alternative to the more common "Patrick" or "Sean"." Feb. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aidan I was born in 1986, it wasn't a common name in general (not even in Ireland) but strangely enough in a school of 500 pupils the three Aidan were all in the same year. Aodh?in is the gaelic Irish pronounced A-dawn...." Dec. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a teacher it's difficult to find a name that is "special." I fell in love with the name AidEn in the early '90's. My husband and I had a difficult time conceiving, so when I found out I was pregnant I knew the baby had to have this name. One meaning we saw was "warmth of the house" and our boy is that! As for the spelling, I asked my 7th graders at the time how'd they spell it. The E won! While we know it's popular, he's the only Aiden in his grade of 150 students; it seems after 2000 that it really became well-known." Nov. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Aidan because we liked the name. We were looking over the list of names which are used in USA and ALBANIA, so Aidan was one of them. BTW it is an old Illyrian/Albanian name as well, not only Irish ;) At the hospital we were told that Aidan was for girls and Aiden was for boy, the lady was just ignorant --- AIDAN is a BOY's name." Oct. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends husband was called Aidan and It was the first time I'd heard it. I loved the name and years later we had a little boy and named him Aidan. I Still love the name and my boy who is 12 now. Only thing that gets us annoyed is people spelling it wrong. Sometimes my boy wishes we'd given him a different name but he does like it." Oct. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names aidan, i was born in 1990. never known any other aidans apart from odd one at school. i still get annoyed when its spelt wrong!" Oct. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2000, and we spell it traditionally with the "an", the "en" makes me cringe. At the time, no one we knew had ever heard of the name-it was fun to feel a little original, but in the grades below him it is quite popular. I love the name, I just wish people would spell it right." Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aidan and I was born in 1989 back when the name was virtually non-existent. I've never had anyone in my class named Aidan and around 2004-2005 I suddenly started hearing my name crop up everywhere. It honestly pissed me off. I wish people would stop jumping on the band wagon. However, if you want to name your kid Aidan... Please at least spell it right. It's Aidan. Not Aiden, not Ayden or any other variation. Go with the traditional Gaelic or the common usage in Ireland (Aidan). I'm tired of parents trying to put a unique spelling on a name which they were just too ignorant to look up. It wasn't until the 4th grade that a teacher spelled my name right (last and first) and people continue to spell my name wrong." Oct. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name ( he is 7 months is Aidan ) , I named him after my name ' Nadia ' backwards :) And he has redhair just like a little irish boy!" Aug. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son will be named Aydin as it is the Persian spelling of this name and honours our heritage. Isn't a rose by any other name still as sweet? So will be our little Ayden/Aidan/Aydin..." Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son(who is almost 6)is called Aidan, but in holland where we live,people can't pronounce it properly. his teacher, has still difficulties pronouncing the name. The name fits him really right, he is our own little Knight. I really love the name." Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We chose the name Aidan for our son, who was born Nov. 21, 2007, because it was strong, beautiful and (we thought) unusual. We really wanted a good Irish name. Even though we now know just how popular this name is - we would not change our choice at all. The name and its meaning fits our Aidan perfectly. Aidan's rock!!" Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm planning on naming my future son Aidan. I love that name." Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "As an Aidan for the last 30 years, I love my name. Congrats to all the parents that have wisely chosen such an awesome name for their kids. Bravo!" Oct. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love Aidan my son who is 3 & 1/2 yrs old, we loved the name, it perfectly fits hims as he is hyoperactive as the name suggests fury, he is always a fire in the house with not resting a single moment, also he is good at his kinder garden school. I love him , he is my only adorable angel" Sep. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 8-month old son, Aidan. We have an Irish last name and wanted an Irish first name. Nowhere in any of our Irish baby name searches did we see this was a common name recently! Might have chosen Liam if we had know. But, I truly love the name. It fits our son perfectly." Aug. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4.5 yo son's name is Aidan. I love the name. It's perfect for him. It's beautiful. And it's totally original. Yes, I know. It's wildly popular nowadays. We had no idea when we chose his name. None at all. We just thought it sounded great. I'd met two adults named Aidan in 2002. I'd heard the name before but never met anyone with the name, so it was suddenly on my radar, and it just stuck with me. NEVER had I heard of a kid named Aidan, but then, I didn't really know any kids before Aidan (our older child) was born. So we basically came up with it on our own, as I think many people did. I care not a whit that it's popular. American's are way too obsessed with unusual, outlandish names. Lotta kids these days are saddled with SILLY names just because their parents are so desparate for them to be unique. (Not going to name any examples). It's undignified. As far as I'm concerned, Aidan is the "John" of this generation. Good, solid name, and not self-consciously weird, unusual, or silly. And it's the perfect name for our son." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my son Aidan in July if 2005. At the time we were searching for a strong Irish name for our child and when we came across the name it was perfect! As many others, it also bothers me when people assume that his name is spelled Aiden or some other way. Aidan is a beautiful and strong name" Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is super overused now! Everyone give it a breather. With all the Aidans, Braedens, and Cadens all of the names are sounding so sing songy alike. Its a good name but has been ruined by its overuse and ryhming competition!!" Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Aidan in 1991, he was the only one we knew for a long time. When he started kindergarten, a 5th grade boy was also Aidan and "big Aidan" went right down to my son's class to meet another Aidan, they were both so excited! Now the name has gotten much more common. We don't have to repeat it so often! I am tired of it being spelled with the en, we are forever having it corrected." Mar. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Aidan. It frequently gets misspelled (Aiden or Aden) and elderly people have a hard time understanding what I am saying when I say his name. I love the name, despite its popularity." Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson is Aiden.It fits him,he is 18 months old and a ball of fire always on the go." Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aidan and I get so many people saying they like it. People often spell it Aiden, and some even call me Hayden when they first hear me say it. Other than that, I think it's a great name. :)" Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. It really gives a strong sense of success and hope." Mar. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Aidan in 1985 when it was rarely heard. I know kids often wish they had a different name, but he has always felt comfortable with his. I think it works great for a little boy and a man. Yes, he often ends up repeating and/or spelling it. An exchange student from Ireland stated it was like Kelly or Tracy and used for male and female. And while it hadn't been that common over there it seems to be becoming more popular." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one year old son's name is Aidan. Please often spell it Aiden, which I don't like nearly as much. I have loved the name Aidan for years and my husband likes it as well so as soon as I became pregnant, we knew our child would be named Aidan if we had a boy. We only wish the name were less common. Aidan is a very old name but we hadn't realized how many "sound-alike" names were now popular. There were not many children in our social circles but since having Aidan, we are constantly meeting Cadens and Jayden and Haydens, etc." Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name of my son who was born in 1973. he was named after his paternal uncle who still resides in Ireland and is the youngest of eight.I loved the name and we spell it Aidan and the d and the n blended so you do not here the a, we also say it A-dan.For many years he was the only Aidan in our social circles here in New York. I still think it is a beautiful name and very different-most people did not know how to spell it or where it came from, most people do love the sound of it.More recently, I know many more babies being named Aidan and I wish it weren't becoming so popular. submitted by Aidans mom-Laura" Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8yr old son is named Aidan. We prefer the "a" spelling, although many people assume an "e."" Dec. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Funny, I am due 3/29/08 and Aidan/Aiden is at the top of my list as well. I can't decide on the spelling though. Thoughts?" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Haven't met many - but this is my son's name. It is occasionally spelled incorrectly - but aren't many names. I think it's a great character name." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! Definitely on the top of our list for a boy!" Nov. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "not really sure my wife and i are getting ready to have are first child. It or should i say he is going to be a babie boy. we are going to name him aidan so i would like your feedback thank we are due 3-07-08" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am eight and a half months pregnant with my fifth child i came across the name by a co worker who has a five and a half month old grandson named aiden i love the name for my daughter and intend to name her this it is also the name of a csi character aiden burns my other children names are Ferguson(boy) Luetta(girl) Anthony(boy) and Bobbijoe(girl) the name aidan gets a thumbs up from me" Oct. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aidan really means fire, i know someone who is as his name sounds." Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "in our holiday there was a waiter..his name was aidjan i think or aidan..but they spell it aidjan" Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 10 year old is named Aidan Sean. The name fits him to a T and we're glad we chose it." Aug. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Aidan when he was born in late 2001. We opted for the Gaelic spelling too as it felt more "correct". We chose the name because we're both of celtic origin and he had a full head of fire red hair when he was born." Jun. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I are thinking of naming our son Aidan and like the classical Gaelic spelling. Aiden appears to be more American and more linked with the female spelling... though I have heard of several boys with spelling Aiden. It is likely a popular name peaking in 2015..." May. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter "Ayden" people often think she is a boy. I love the name and new a GIRL with the same name almost 10 years before i had my daughter in 2003." Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who was born in 2003 is Aidan. I love the name but it is too popular now!" Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Loved this name when I gave it to my son in 2000, but now I am disappointed with its popularity as know he will not have a unique name like I had intended." Mar. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Aidan. I agree with the biggest problem is people spelling it Aiden. We named him Aidan because Aidan means fire and he was born a leo which is a fire sign. Its a very popular name right now, so I think he might not like it later on just because so many people going to school with him will have the same name." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Aidan. The most common problem is that it is misspelled Aiden. When he began Kindergarten in 2004, there was an Aidan in 1st grade and another Aidan in his Kindergarten class. Unfortunately the other Aidan moved to another city last summer, so my son is the only Aidan at his school right now (the school only goes K - 2; then the next campus is 3-5)." Feb. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like this name. It's the exact reverse of my name, Nadia. =)" Feb. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Aidan. People misspell it all the time as Aiden or Aden." Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister just named her first born "Aidan" & I love the name!" Nov. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Aidan and everyone allways spells it wrong. but its great name!" Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Aidan, gosh I love the name but I had no idea how popular it was, he will be 3 soon and I know about 3 other boys named Aidan around his age." Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I took the name Adian and made it Adyan. For my first born son and I just love the name. My second son is named Adiran." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When we named our son Aidan in 1992 even many of our Irish friends were not that familiar with it. Some friends and acquaintances had never even heard of it, and that was just fine for us. We wanted our sonıs name to be unique, not popular! In kindergarten he had 4 Alexıs in the class, and that would have driven me crazy. I love the name but wish it had not become so popular" Sep. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Aidan because we like the meaning ("fiery"... and yes he is!), it's a strong name, and we don't personally know any other Aidans as of yet. It does seem to be increasingly common, but people still comment positively on the choice. We love it!" Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It will be the name of my son. I think it's a classic name." Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Aiden in Irish means little fire...Ive found nearly every Aiden I know to be a little firey!!" Jul. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named my son Aidan in 2000, and I'd nevr heard it before and knew NO kids or adults with that name, except for the actor.... since then it's become disgustingly popular, which is a bit disapointing, but I still LOVE the name and it fits my son well!" Jul. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our little boy Aidan in 2005. I do not know any other Aidan's and most people tell me that they have never heard the name but they love it! Some people do want to spell it Aiden, though!" Jun. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my husband and I named our son Aidan in 1995, it was primarily because of our Irish heritage. We knew it was common enough in Ireland but did not know of any other children in the States with the name. Now it's absolutely amazing how its popularity has soared..." Jun. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "named my DAUGHTER Ayden in 2005 and absolutely love it" May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I names my second son this in 1983, No one had this name then." May. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I picked the name Aidan for my son born in 2004 due to the meaning "fire or fiery". At the time my husband was a volunteer firefighter. Plus we are of Irish/Scottish descent. It's become way to popular/trendy now. People are finding too many weird ways to spell it (Ayden, Aydon, Aidon). However I don't regret my choice one bit. It's still a good strong name." May. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 1st born son Aidan...we loved this name from the moment we found it! And we still do!!" Apr. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son Aidan when he was born in 2004. True there are more Aidans out there than before be we love the sound of the name." Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, I am the mother of a AIDAN. My son was born after my girl NADIA (meanning - hope) who is 2 years older than her brother. I did not plan it ahead, and was so happy to find it." Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, me and my husband have decided to name our first boy Aidan...but it'll be spelled Ayden...i love it!" Mar. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Aidan, and i really like it.Also, just to say Aidan, spelled backwards is Nadia!!!" Mar. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 45 Y/O male named Aidan, pronounced the same as the city Aden. My name has been mispronounced as far back as I can remember, more often than not it was pronounced Adian or Adrian but this has never bothered me. Until recently, wherever I ever went and heard "Aidan" called out, it was always me that they were calling to, but now I find there are many more Aidans out there than just me. I'm proud to be an Aidan." Feb. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our second son Aidan, born 2005. We knew it was becoming very popular, and we struggled with that, but in the end it was the one boys name that we both loved. Just today, while getting our Aidan's pictures taken, there was another Aidan getting his pictures taken. Lots of people do spell the name Aiden when they send letters, e-mails, etc. We went with the "an" ending (Aidan) because it was the more common way to spell the name. There's worse things in the world than having a common name." Feb. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Aidan. It is a fairly well known name in Ireland, where I grew up. I came to the U.S. in 1989. As you can see from the graph above, I have been very busy ever since :-)." Feb. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Aidan in 1998 the only comment I got about it was, did we named him that from the main characters boyfriend on Sex in the City. At the time I had never seen the show. We picked the name out of a baby book. After about 2000 I saw a lot of babies named Aidan." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Aeden, because Aed is Gaelic for firey one and of course he has red hair. It is a very strong name and we loved it for years before he was born in 2002. We thought we were being original. At least the spelling was." Jan. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Aidan im from Cork in Ireland i realy like the name as its unique but not too different and its just cool.emailme at [email protected]" Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name alot because I only know one person with the same name and he was named after me. They moved to another province." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brothers name is aidan and his mom chose it because she thought it would be unpopular but by the time he turned 6 he had already met 10, and 3 live on his street! p.s. He's six" Nov. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Aidan, was born on a Monday (scheduled c-section delivery). When we left the hospital on Friday, 5 other Aidans were in the nursery!! Everyone assumes that I named my son after the character of Aidan in the HBO hit "Sex and the City", but I fell in love with the name in 1985 ... when I first spied Aidan Quinn in "Desperately Seeking Susan"." Nov. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We thought it would be a relatively uncommon name and we liked it so we gave it to our son in 2004. We were a little disappointed to find out that EVERYONE knows an Aidan, a Jaden, or a Caden." Aug. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is aidan. However i find it is often spelt aiden." Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Aidan in 1985. Since then I've heard or seen it a number of times, but generally with much younger boys. Yes, he has the same problems with spelling and pronunciation. I think it will become more popular- seems people should be ready for something "new"." Jul. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Always loved the name Aidan, before we even got married! Named our firstborn Aidan in 2002 and was shocked and how popular it became everywhere! We still get a TON of compliments on it and we still stand true to our feeling, it's a good, solid, strong name for our little boy!" Jul. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "my name is Aidan and everybody at my school is named Aidan or some other spelling and the teachers always spell it wroung and some just call me totally different names like Aiden or adam becuase they dont know how to spellit and and at least 10 other boys are named Aidan in my GRADE." Nov. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name "Aidan" stinks. I dont know any idiots that would possibly name their kid Aidan except for this kid Ray. I hate everyone named Aidan and everyone who likes the name." May. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "thinking of naming my son aiden (he's not born yet) and i love the name." Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's just a stupid name i don't like it and it doesn't roll off my toung easily TANYA sorry but i dont like it" Aug. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name looks familiar...Didn't I already see it on the list? No matter how you spell a name it's still the same name...unoriginal" Aug. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      36 Neutral Comments

  • "I am 11 years old and I?m an aidan to i love the name but it?s so annoying because everyone spells it wrong even my family it?s really annoying. Even spellcheck changes it to Aiden when my name is Aidan." May. 13, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is aidan im 14 and alot of people spell it wrong and it drives me crazy but i love my name so much" Mar. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Aidan in 1990, thinking it would be original. Since our background is Korean, we felt that she would have a rare name (combo Irish-Korean). Her name has become unbelievably popular amongst adults in Korea who just pick European 1st names and add them on to their own! Can you believe (haha)? -- Sort of backfired on us! Lots of people pronounce it ayeedan (go figure) & she gets a lot of mail addressed to Mister..." Jan. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Aidan. I love the name but my only problem with it is that it has blasted into popularity. Because of that fact and because he goes to school with so many "Aiden"s, people frequently misspell it as such. The schooling system sometimes mail us letters with his name spelled wrong! But I still love his name and describes him well." May. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name - HATE the fact that it has become the Jennifer of its day. I honestly was at at a water park last week and there were so many dads yelling "aiden" and i swear half the boys under 5 turned around to see who was calling them. Completely overused." Jan. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Aidan, was born in 2003. When he was born, most people spelledit Aidan. Now all the personalized things in stores spell it Aiden. I hate that because he can't get a personalized keychain, bike license plate, etc. And people constantly misspell it Aiden. His teachers do, the dr's office, etc. I would like to kow why the trend shifted to spelling it Aiden." Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my father is Aidan, his grandfather is Aidin. I am also Aidan, as is my firstborn. We have landed." Dec. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was originally going to name my son Jaden (which I have been told a lot of celebrity parents have named their sons). I didn't like at all but I did like the sound of Aidan (similar to Jaden minus the J) so I looked up the meaning for Aidan and fell in love with it. My son was born in August, making him a Leo which is a "fire" sign." Dec. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 9-year-old named Aidan (born in July 2000). At the time, we had to point out to people who hadn't heard of it and thought maybe we made it up (which there were many) of the actor Aidan Quinn and the character on Sex & the City named Aidan (which is why I really think it took off earlier in the decade). He's the only Aidan in his 4th-grade class but there are MANY in the classes behind him. At the time we thought it was beautiful and unique and despite its popularity, I still think so. I also love that it means "fire." I can't imagine my Aidan being named anything else. And my husband and I like to consider ourselves trendsetters!" Oct. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 y/o son is named Aidan. I thought it was such a strong name when I first read it on one of those baby name sites. I never heard of it before that. It is very suiting for our son. He has a firey spirit. Who cares if it is popular; it is a wonderful name, though I do not care for the weird ways people spell it." Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Aidan is a 18 month boy. We chose his name in the womb and thought it was unique. Come to find out it is very popular these days. His mother is a red haired Irish/English and I am full Vietnamese with black hair. My wife wanted to have an Irish name. We found that Aidan is the traditional Irish spelling. He has fair skin and copper/brown hair, big brown eyes, with some Asian features. We did not know what to expect, but he turned out to be a good looking kid." Jun. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is an aidan, and it's a beautiful perfect name, but sadly has caught fire, and there are too many kids with the name. oh well, i wouldn't change my son's name for the world. he is who he is, and he's an aidan. maybe other parents are on the trendy train, but when you've got an aidan, you can't help but name him properly." May. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "As an Aidan from Ireland, I've always liked the fact that I had two first names, the Gaelic Aıdın (pronounced "ay-o-dawn") and the English-equivalent which is Aidan." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I wanted to name my son Aidan, I'm glad I didn't. Way too overused these days." Dec. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to like the name Aidan until trendy people started using it obsessively. Most people don't even know it's origins or the proper spelling. Aidan can be spelled Aidan, Aiden or Aedan, all are correct, not Aden or Aydin. Just like my name a few years ago, Sean, Aidan is being ruined just like Sean was by names like Shaun and Shawn." Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Aidan is now 16 years old and when he was an infant everyone assumed we made the name up. I think he was probably 6 or 7 years old before he ever meet someone with his same name. I love the fact than people of non-Irish decent are using the name but I don't get it when they find the need to mis-spell it because they're not "Irish"! I makes no sense at all." Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister's name is aidan she was born in 1991, at the time we knew no one with the name and have still heard very few girls with the name. we give her a hard time now because it's like the most popular boys name ever, and is now pretty unoriginal" May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My granddaughter's name is Aidan. I love the name." Jan. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my soon to be 11 year old twins is named Aidan (his brother is Liam). We still love the name, although there seem to be a lot more around these days, thanks to Aidan on Sex and the City." Nov. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE THIS NAME! It is so beautiful and matches anyones personalitys!" Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a pretty name But explain why three of thoses emo kids I know are called Aiden. Because it's mainstream, just like them =]" May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name, but I'm not sure I want to name my baby that, because I fear there will be 3 other Aidan's in his kindergarten class. (I like the spelling "Aiden" more)" Apr. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Loved this name and planned to use it until I realized how common it is. I think we'll call him Niall instead." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am naming my son Aidan and have had the same response with the spelling. Everyone thinks it should be Aiden." Apr. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my son Aidan in 2006 but i'm dissapointed in how many people thing his name is spelt Aiden.. with an E" Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We wanted to name our first born Aidan, but it was a girl, so we waited a few years and in 2002, we finally had our Aidan!Good solid irish name. I have never met an Aidan that has not been "fiery"!" Oct. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love this name. Didn't realise it was getting so popular though." Jul. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "First heard it as a name for a soap opera character....then all the sudden I've heard it everywhere. I thought maybe it was Celtic after hearing the song Aidia.....not really sure what the origin is....I am not even sure I like the name." Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our littlec boy "Ayden" - a variation on the usual spelling. No one we know has ever known anyone with this spelling, although we did find it in a baby book spelt that way." Apr. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We chose the name for our first born in early 1990...but she was a girl & we wanted to save the name for a son. In 1995, we had a son (Aidan Thor). Now, since SEX AND THE CITY, everyone is naming their kid "Aidan". We are not pleased...wanted an uncommon name...but it's so excellent, who can blame them?? And, yes, it's often misspelled (Aiden)." Feb. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is spelled AYDEN. Although the name is extremely popular, this spelling isn't as widely used." Jan. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a name without western roots or an English equivilant. It has been spelled phonetically as Aiden and Aidan or any other combination you like. Some choose the "Aidan" spelling for its Christian roots in Saint Aidan. Some spell it any other way to avoid that connotation." Jan. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Aidan..which at the time was very unusual...but it has now hit the U.S. and I'm glad..I don't ever hear "I've never heard that before" anymore. Besides, a visiting priest from Ireland who shared the same name said it is making a comeback in Ireland-cool!" Nov. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I found it nice because My husband and I are Turkish-Persian-American.we are looking for a name which is nice and meaningful in 3 languages!If it is spelled Aidan it means brightness and well_being." Aug. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, it's my name and has been for many years! The hardest part of "living" with it is the mis-spellings and mis-pronunciations (Aiden, Adian, Aidian, Adrian, etc). With it's recent increase in popularity, especially with traditional spelling, it's getting better!" May. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name, but with the popularity increasing so much in such a short period of time, you have to wonder if it will be around for a while or if it will just be a name for the generation born in the 1990s and 2000s." May. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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