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  • Records indicate that 21,947 boys in the United States have been named Cayden since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 2,726 people in the U.S. were given the name Cayden. Those people are now 11 years old.

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      61 Positive Comments

  • "I chose this name for my son in 2003, he is a few weeks shy of 11... I didn't get a warm reception with his name when telling people...I didn't care then and I don't care now! I love the name,it suits my son perfectly!! However , I chose it because it was different, and recently it's become almost common... Either way, my boy is Cayden and he's my angel!!" Aug. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson(first grandchild) was born June 13,2011. We liked the name Hayden but wanted a name that started w a C like his dad. So I threw out Cayden then my daughter said Caydyn. His great grandfather on his dad's side was anAndrew whom passed before Caydyn got here ... So that's how we got Caydyn Andrew the new love of my life..." Nov. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cayden is my son's name. He is 3 and when I named him Cayden. I thought, I made it up. Well it turns out there are 4 little boys at daycare named Cayden now. All different spellings." Jul. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first nephew was born May 15,2011 and he is the best baby in the world with the greatest personality his name is Cayden Jaymes. I love the name and it fits him." Dec. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson was born the 3rd of Oct. and his name is Cayden Andrew......he had a few complications and the name fit him sooooo well.......he is definitely a little warrior!....LOVE him and his name! :) Proud Nana :)" Oct. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son was born 02-04-11, i was originally going to spell his name caden, but the nurse accidentally mispelled it cayden on his crib card and ironically i liked that spelling instead so we kept it! it means little warrior, fighter." Jul. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm naming our son Cayden Kai. He's due in June 2011" Feb. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was pregnant in 2003 we decided to call our baby Cayden if we had a boy. We had problems with my husband's mum who didn't approve of us having a third child and was very nasty. We wanted a strong name and came across "Kaden" and loved the meaning - Spirit of Battle; battle warrior. Also we had never heard they name before. We changed the spelling to Cayden. We had a girl so we couldn't use the name - very much a masculine meaning - but when our next child came along in 2006 he was named Cayden! By then there were lots of Caden, Kaden, Kaiden, Kayden, Caydens around. But he was always destined to be a Cayden." Jan. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is cayden thomas he was born feb.10 2010. me and my husband loved the name cause it unique and a really awesome name, it means a fighter and he is that for sure, i feel in love with the name when i was pregnant with him. awesome name and proud to gave him that name.." Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born the 13-February-2004. I wanted a name starting with C and saw a name in the news paper named Chayden. i thought I was unique and no one ever will have the name Cayden as I decided to get rid of the h in his name, but to my surprise!!! His second name is Jade an now he is CJ as well. Some people also called him Caydi..." Aug. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born may 21, 2007 n I named him cayden michael scott treibt. I had only heard this name once before n never spelled this way. After he was born there was 7 other cayden michael's born in my same town!! Least my son was 1st! I named my 2nd son carter gavin ryan treibt. He was born march 23rd 2009 n I have yet 2 hear of another carter in my area!!!" Aug. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son was born 9-25-04 and i chose the name cayden randall for my sons name and loved it ever sense. i knew how i wanted to spell it.cayden is a great name who ever has it." May. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This will be my sons name who is due in June... I know of two other ladies who have named thier sons this but not Cayden I believe the spellings were Kaden and Caydyn...but we have yet to stick to a middle name its leaning toward Cayden Andrew though... but I liked the name because it was unique and it goes well with my daughter's name Cassie. *Cassie and Cayden* :)" May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am naming my baby cayden avery lloyd in june !! im mega excited :)" Apr. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I too wanted to name my first child Aiden; however, my cousin named his Aiden and so did a friend. Also, my s/o didn't like the name Aiden so we picked the name Cayden from a list of Gaelic names thinking we were being fairly different. Since Cayden was born in 2008 we have heard of 5/6 Caydens of various spellings and even have a friend who named her son Jaedon right around the same time period." Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "If our soon to be first child is a boy, his name will be Cayden Jackson Vaughn. I love this name. I can't wait for Cayden to get here." Feb. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a Baby boy May 28, 2010 and have chosen Cayden as his name. My entire family and friends call him Cayden already." Jan. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im pretty sure my son Cayden was the first. He was born in August of 1992. He is 17 now. Cayden Riley. And he is as amazing as his name." Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Cayden Reed. I at first wanted to name him Aiden, but realized how popular it was, so I had switched the name last minute to Cayden thinking the spelling was unique, because I had heard of it being spelled Caden, Caiden, and Kaden, but realized that spelling was too becoming common, either way I love it and him! Though people tend to get the spelling wrong, thinking its Caden." Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Cayden Thomas and he was born on Thanksgiving now everywere i go everyeone has named their son that errgghh lol when i have a girl im naming her alexis" Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cayden Patrick. He's going to be 3 in January, and I thought it was a unique name everyone's naming their boys Cayden. I also have a daughter Chloe which I had never heard anywhere until after I had her in 2002. Now I hear it all over the place. I also like the name Caeleb. Although my husband says it's girlie and wouldn't let me name either one of them that." Dec. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in a small town where people don't have a whole lot of imagination. I named my son Cayden in 2002 and since then there was a baby named Cayden 6 months after my son, 4 babies born at church named Cayden, and 5 others that were named Cayden. 5 of them have admitted that they got the name from me. Some live in surrounding towns and know the family. But apparently the name is very popular, and I love my son's name!" Nov. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew name is Cayden and i love him sooo much!" Oct. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son that will be born any day now is named cayden piched it out for him when we found out he was a boy" Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew is named Cayden, I dont think it is a girly name." Aug. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cayden Jacob and he was born Dec 1, 2007. I think it's a boy's name for sure! Maybe spelling it with a "K" would make it more feminine. Anyway, it fits him perfectly...cute name, cute kid :) and my husband and I couldn't be happier with our decision." Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my second son is called cayden. it is the only name me and my partner could agree on and i love it. he is 2 now and people still spell it wrong,either kadyn or caden" Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my baby boy Cayden Nicholas Taylor. I don't think it's girly at all, yes, it is neutral. but i think that Caydence is more girly. My son was born on March 3." May. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Husband and I couldnt agree on a name, He liked Jayden, and I liked Hayden, so we went through the alphabet till we settled on Cayden. We hadn't heard or read it before then. Cayden Nicholas was born 28th January 2008 ( Australia day holiday)!" Apr. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it. I'm thinking about nameing my second son and second child cayden, havent found a middle name for him thou yet. but i got untill the end of sept to figure it out though" Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I rate the name as perfect for a little boy or girl it can be spelled so many ways.i am haveing a little boy in january and i am going to name my son Kaydon.havent came up with as middle name but i have a few in mind." Nov. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cayden Lawrence -- We seen the name in a newspaper back in 1999 and we thought if we ever have a baby that is going to be his name! LOVE IT, I am ok with it being popular and my name and my husbands names were very popular in the 70's! Jason and Jessica.... HEHE" Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cayden first! He was born on July 16, 1996. We made the name up using the boy name, Kai from Wales and changed the spelling to Cay, then added den which is the Norwegian definite article, which made his name mean "The fiery rejoicer". Later the name took off and now there are all kinds of variations. Our son is 12 now." Oct. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister is expecting a boy in October and i know she was looking at baby names everywhere she went,but then my mom said the name Kadyn and it stuck with her,although she changed the spelling around and made it Cayden...i thought it was dumb sounding at first but it has now grown on me.i can't wait to meet baby Cayden:)" Aug. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my daughter Cayden because i think it makes a beautiful name for a girl. everybod agrees with me - they admit theyde never have thought of it but now theyve heard it they love it. nobody has any trouble pronouncing it nad mosy people love it (though some think its slightly odd fro a girl)." Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm having my second son, third child, this September and we are going to name him Cayden. Love how it sounds and out here in California, not many people have ever heard of the name. His older sister is Kaylee so we thought it would be perfect together." Jul. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "July 17, 2008 my husband and are expecting a boy December 2'08 and we have chosen the name Cayden Christian. I was a little disappointed to find that it has become popular in the last several years. we want unique." Jul. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cayden Trent back in 2001. I honestly thought I had made it up! It really gained popularity the following year. I wish it had stayed less common. Although, I find that most people are spelling it "Kaden", so it's still semi-unique. I have heard of one person I know using it for a girl, and I don't care for it. To me it is masculine. I have heard Cadence for a girl and that, to me, is better. I wouldn't consider this name unisex, but maybe that just cause I have a boy Cayden." Jun. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cayden Brian in 2005. We love the name. Although it's become a more popular name in the past few years, we liked it because it was different, but not too different. It fits him perfectly." Jun. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son, born Dec. 2007, Cayden Drew. We just love the name. It is somewhat unique, but I do find the popularity is growing. It is almost impossible to find anything commercially made with the name spelled Cayden. I find is spelled Caden more." Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cayden in 2001 when it wasn't popular or heard of. I wish it had stayed uncommon." Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "just found out im pregnant and the name cayden seems to be stuck in my head .. i dont know where ive heard it before .. anyway i mentioned it to my fiance and hes was not impressed !! .. however im sure i can twist his arm ;-)" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tonight my 1rst child, a boy, Cayden was born. I love that name, for a girl or a boy. My wife and I picked it within 1 minute of trying from reading a random book browsing a store. I'm in the midwest, never heard it before, but have since learned how popular it's becoming. Obviously I'd love it if my child were the only that wore that name, but when I hear what I find a beautiful name, I would've still chose it if it were the #1 most popular. Then again, my name's Tom! Rare one right!" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband & I are expecting our first child this summer, a girl. We've decided on the name Cayden Colleen...despite all the comments that this is a boys name - we love it!" Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Cayden Joanna. It suits her well, I love this name for a girl." Mar. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Cayden Hope and I love the name for a girl. She is 10 months now and it suits her well." Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Daughter named my first Grandson Cayden Anthony I had not heard it before but believe that it is Irish and means 'spirit of battle' we live in the UK and believe it is still rare here." Mar. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Origin - Gaelic Meaning - spirit of the battl" Nov. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name we gave to our son. We find people have never heard of it and find it very unusual but a lovely name. We are Irish living in Ireland and we found that the name is old celtic and translates as Spirit of battle... this wasnt what made us choose it however." Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name and i love it, havn't had any probs with people pronouncing it wrong." May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, we had a friend who called her son the same but it is spelt kaden, we thought spellin it differently may make it easier for people to pronounce. It was the only name we could both agree on and people love the name. When we first picked it and when our son was born we only knew this one other child with the same name and now its just got so more popular its unbelievable." May. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy Cayden and I love the name so much. Everybody's first reaction when asked for name was 'Nice and different name, where did you get the name?" It inspired me because I wanted my baby boy to be different with an unique name!" May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name...Everyone always asks me where I got it from...They love it. No one had ever heard of it before when i had names him in 2002 but now u hear about it all over. I couldnt find it anywhere. I found Aiden or Jayden but never Cayden." Apr. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Cayden. My husband, and I (and our family) love our son's name! :)" Apr. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just gave birth 12 days ago, to a girl and called her Cayden. We chose that name for a boy or girl as we loved it, and still do." Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cayden Patrick Michael is my son's name. It sure sounds Irish does it not? LOL" Mar. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson who was born on 24 November 2006 is called Cayden - he is truly amazing!" Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cayden, it was the only boy name I liked. I say it k-din." Jun. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I havn't met anybody with this name this is my little boys name and I like it. I wish I would have named him something different but I do like the name" May. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "STRONG WILLED, CHANCE TAKER, SMART AND CUNNING, LOVEABLE AND WITTY!" May. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first grandchild/grandson's name is Cayden. Alot of people prounounce it wrong. My experience is a truly wonderful name" Jan. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "cayden, ayden, brayden, jayden...don't you get jaded by all of these ay-names. But if you like it go for it, because it is a nice irish gaelic name, may your baby be healthy and happy, that's what is important" Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      25 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons name is caydynn he is amazing just like his name." Jan. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in June 03, 08 and we named him Cayden Andrew...Andrew being after my husband we took forever to find a name but once we did we both loved it!" Mar. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born October 25 1994 and her name is Cayden Paige.....when I named her Cayden no one had ever heard this before....I knew a little boy named Cade and I just loved it and wanted to name my sone (one day) Cade, when I found out I was having a girl I thought of Cayden one day and thought I had made it up...I wanted something unique and pretty...when she went to school I didn't want there to be 10 kids in her class with the same name. No one had ever heard it before, they'd say what did you call her? They'd say that's beautiful and SO different. Now (16 years later) its very common and usually for a boy....guess it wasn"t so unique after all....but I still love it!" Dec. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son's who was born dec 6 2008 is named cayden jerome I have always loved the name cayden and i always am getting compliments on his wonderful name!!" Jul. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son born March 2010 is Cayden and James for the middlename ! Everyone loves the name. He is already being called Cade and CJ" May. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i really love the name cayden. but i want my son to have a unique name/spelling, therefore in the future when i have a son i am naming him caydeynn. i want 5 kids, naming them,-boys: caydeynn(kay-den), carter(car-ter), and blaze (bl-aye-z), and i also want 2 girls, naming them caiyseynn (kay-sin), and carson (car-son). ;) i love these 5 names, and hope to get lucky and have exactly what i want; 3boys, 2 girls. ;)" Apr. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Cayden was born in June 2009 in Liverpool UK. We thought we were being unique spelling it this way rather than Caden or Kayden. I have met one other boy so far called Cayden who is 2 years old, other than that everyone says "Cayden thats a nice name...unusual!!" Thing is if we have anymore we need to think of an equally unusual name!!" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Cayden and was born 6-16-2006. He has lived up to his name and the meaning. We were in a store and a lady called her son to come and my son happily said "hey that's my name too."" Feb. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name! my baby will have that name one day. wooooo :)" Sep. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our 2nd son Cayden, he was born August 2 2008. I am certain it will be spelled incorrectly most of his life since their are so many ways to spell it. "Kaiden" seems to be the most popular we have encountered. Either way we love the name still and think it suits him perfectly. We thought we were being unique but learned even before he was born that it is a popular name." May. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "2001 "Cayden Henry" was born in manchester Uk, i had never herd it before but now it is very popular..... i think Henry balanced new with old.." Apr. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it sounds better for a boys name and think that will be the name of our son. We liked Caleb too but it is very popular so this is the other one my husband and I can agree on." Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cayden Curtis. He was born June 19, 1994 and is now 14! When I originally found the name it was spelled with a "K", but I changed it to a "C" to match his middle name Curtis, which is his father's name. Cayden means "Spirit of Battle"." Feb. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Caden's spelling doesn't seem as girly as Cayden for a boy." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm expecting a baby at the end of February. We decided on the name Cayden if it's a boy." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's son is name Cayden. He was born in Montana in 1992. When she was searching for names, she came across Kadin and pronounced it 'kayden'. I provided her with the proper enunciation of Kadin and recommended she spell it Cayden, like Hayden. I had never heard or seen the name, in any form or spelling before my nephew was born." Nov. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Cayden. I had never heard of the name but saw it in a baby book. I did not know that males also had this name when I named her. I have never met another Cayden and absolutely love the name and think it is feminine and fits her individuality. People do have a hard time saying it and usually end up calling her Cayd or Caitlyn. She usually blurts out no its Cayden. She is pretty straight forward." Aug. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cayden Joshua in 2003. Little did I know that many other people had the same idea. In his pre-school class, he was one of three, one of which was a girl. Now I am online searching for 'unique' names for my son who will be born in September. Unfortunately, Cayden seems to be a popular name in this decade. If anyone has any ideas for a unique name that sounds good with Cayden please email me at [email protected]" Jul. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Cayden (born in 2007). We LOVE the name which is why we chose it. When researching names when I was pregnant most books/internet sites listed the name as a male name but some listed it as a unisex name which let us to the consideration. To my husband & I Cayden sounded "pretty", though not "masculine" for a boy. We kept her name a surprise until she was born & I have to say the feedback on it is incredibly positive! Due to its originality many people would ask you to repeat the name when they first heard it, but then they would admire the name." Jul. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cayden is a beautiful name, I want to name my son Kadin, My fiance's name is Kevin so I think the names go perfect together opposing to naming my son after his father." Jun. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Cayden and we love it too. At the time she was born we only knew one other person with the same name and it was a girl too. Since then, we have heard the name often usually associated with a boy not a girl." Jun. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cayden, he is 11 years old, I thought we had made it up (a variation of Cade) I had never heard of anyone with the name until about 3 years ago. I thought we had picked something really unique but In the past three years I've heard of 3 or 4 people with the same name :(" May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cayden is my sons name, i love it, havn't had any trouble with people pronouncing it wrong yet, it sometimes gets spelt with a K but apart from that i think it's a great name.It is definately getting more and more popular." May. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cayden, and im a girl. i have never met anyone else with the same name. People always tells me they really love it. and yes people often pronounce it "Caydenence, Caitlin, Cayten, Caydie"" Mar. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cayden in 1990 - thinking we made it up based on sounds we liked. Now there seems to be many Caydens. Initially people tried to call him Caitlin." Oct. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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