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  • Records indicate that 140,475 boys in the United States have been named Jayden since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 17,082 people in the U.S. were given the name Jayden. Those people are now 11 years old.

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    Comments about the name Jayden

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      77 Positive Comments

  • "I know someone named jayden+ he?s a racist and an anti]semite* Cool name tho!!!" Sep. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Jayden. I'm male. My only dislike with the name Jayden is sometimes it is misheard as Jason or Jarod or Jacob." May. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and i are naming our daughter jazmyn jaydyn we think its a unique way of spelling it and think that it goes beautiful together" Dec. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is a great name for boys. It sounds very masculine. It spells clearly. It is modern and unique." May. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is not a girl's name I don't think I mean JAY den so boyish" Jan. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "jayden is my friends name but i have one thing to say... JAYDEN IS A GIRL'S NAME LIKE MY FRIEND!" Nov. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jayden. That's my sons name. I think it's a good boy name and believe he'll love it once he's older." Mar. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to name my baby boy or girl this name and to all of you who put thumb downs just curious what are you going to name your kids I bet they're not so unique as well :D" Nov. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Really Like the Name Jayden. Its a combination of my Husband (Jay) and Mine (Demetria)We agreed on this years ago, our first son is going to be named Jayden or our Girl Jaida or Jaydah/." Nov. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love name Jayden. The previous poster is right, there is a minor Jadon in the Old Testament, but this is no biblical revival. It may be cross Jacob and Aidan, but its definitely American. Even Wiki says that :)" Oct. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is modern american name. It is not Hebrew origin as 'Jadon' has no apparent etymological relation to the modern name Jaden/Jayden" Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love d name jayden and want to call my child if its a boy jayden s dat to girly ?" Sep. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The proper spelling for a boy is Jaden. The y makes it a girls name. I think it is a wonderful name. Strong, simple and uncommon." Jul. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Like The Name. Thats My Sons Name. & No Ones Name Is Theres To Copy Write Otherwise I Would Have wanted To Copy Write The Name Ashley Years Ago. Even If Your Name Isnt Unique, It Doesnt Mean You Arent. Jeez" May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 13 year old is named Jayden Diego, and he's into football and hanging out with his's very suiting and strong, like him." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My girlfriend is do soon. We are planning to name our son jayden Douglas we love the name Jayden." Apr. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby boy is due in September and I have three girls!! I love the meaning and it fits perfect!!!" Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden or Jaden is a great name for a girl or boy in my opinion, Boys coul shorten in to Jay and Girls could perhas shorted in to Jade :)" Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jayden in 1995 after based on the episode, 'Thine Own Self' of Star Trek: Next Generation. At the time I thought it was unique and it WAS. I don't know what happened that it became so popular in the last 15 years." Feb. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name me and my hubby both feel its a good name for a boy and the meaning is awesome, Jayden thumbs up cause of it's meaning" Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name but for a boy not a girl im having olivia for a girl. but my partner isnt sure because it does sound a little like jade. i love it think its a trendy name but so not unique as everyone is naming their son jayden lately never knew it could be a girls name tho" Oct. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my baby Jayden Boyd but alot of people think its girls. I really think its to boyish for a girls name." Oct. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name!!! It's my son's name he was born in 2004 and it was not common here in P.R, i picked it up from baby story. My problem here in P.R no one really knws how to actually pronounce it, and it drives me up the wall....WHAT IS So hard about it??? But YES i love the name and if i ever have a girl i would name her Jaylin :)" Aug. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Jayden (semi named after my father, Jay)...when I named my son the name, it was really uncommon and now everyone and their mother is named Jayden. It totally lost that "special" appeal." Jul. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE this name, im due to give birth to my son in september, and his name will be Jayden Daniel. Its a lovely boys name :)" Jul. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Jayden, which is my sons first name! In 2005 when he was born, noone was named Jayden in our town, everywhere we went, noone had that name. We wanted something really original not common and as well as his middle name. everywhere we go now we hear kids being called for by the name Jayden and it has become very common! Atleast weve never heard his middle name yet out there! lol" Jun. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Jayden Faith, she was born in August 2008, we love her name, in fact her big sister always asked why we didnt name her that instead. Sheri" Jun. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is Jaden. i named him in 1996 when i had him. the name used to be a name no one used. now it's used everywhere" May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i definetly love the name. im naming my son Jayden Anthony L. i fell in love with it after my boyfriend thought it up." Apr. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im absuletly inlove with this name. Im nameinq my son this. im also inlove with the names Julian,Aubrey, & Addisyn:)" Feb. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "great name for a boy or girl, my son is due in 2 months and i want to name him jayden, shame bout britney tho. will smiths awsome so he dnt bother me lol." Jan. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is the best boy's name (I like it for a girl too for that matter). It is not a made up name - it is English and means green gemstone." Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is a strong name for girl or boy. Although I hate that the celebraties are using it.. Will Smith, Britney..." Jan. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im nearly 8 months pregnant and having a boy. Im also calling him Jayden it was going to be Codie but my partner would not agree. I think the names is so cute, i told everyone at my work and nobody has ever heard of it or likes it to that matter." Dec. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names jayden but im the only jayden that ive ever heard of born in 1994 :P" Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it and want to name my son Jayden but my bf thinks its too girly. We cant settle on any names but I think it is perfect :D" Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I name my daughter Jayden Nicole! She was born 2005. I love that name. I always have. Everybody loves it!!!" Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friend named her baby boy jayden and i think its a great name she got the name from will smith's child" Jul. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born Dec. 2003, and we named her Jayden Alexis! I had never heard the name before and found it through a search. Then, after naming her that, I found it has become more and more popular! I still get compliments on it often!" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Jayden. When I first named him in 1998, it was pretty original. Now it is everywhere. Still a pretty stellar name!" May. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I called my son Jayden, it's the only name my husband and I could agree on. His name suits him, h couldn't be called anything else!" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is such a girly name, in fact I would name my baby girl Jayden.....I would never ever name a baby boy Jayden, it's such a cute little girly name. I have to admit that it isn't as girly as Jaylen, but to me and everybody that I know, Jayden is a girl name! Love the name, but only for a girl!" Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name it is my boyfriend name an i love him so much. Its a wonderful name" Apr. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We had our baby girl in 2006. We thought Jayden was a unique girl name.(We came up with it before Britney announced her boys name) I get tons of compliments on it and hate the fact that it's becoming such a popular boy name." Apr. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My lil bros name iz Jayden its the best baby bot name ever they grow up so fast now hes 2 months" Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boy is due in June 2008 - he will be Jayden - cause it means - "God has heard"" Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im having my baby tomorrow im namimg him Jaydenn :] goshh pregnacy is hard." Mar. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my baby boys name will be jayden ill meet him in 3 weeks!!" Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name my baby is due april and were calling him Jayden." Nov. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "jayden means god has heard a great name for the child you prayed for" Nov. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My three month old son's name is Jayden.His grandmother and her boyfriend never pronounce it right. She makes it sound like dayden and he makes it sound like Jaydon. It is really irrating cuz now when my husband and i talk to Jayden pronouncing it right (sounding exactly the way its spelled) he looks at us funny like he doesnt understand. i dont want to hurt their feeling by correcting them but i have to do something!" Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "HI I love this anme my mom is pregnat and it's a boy and we r going to name him jayden" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first grandson was born here in Ireland last week.. My daughter Lucy named him Jayden and he is now the Centre of our Beautiful Universe !!" Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is thinking about naming her 2 wk old son Jayden, i think its a gr8 name. trying to convince her." Oct. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a Lil Bro named Jayden its the best way of spelling it!! no other way is!!" Sep. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 6 months pregnant with our son and his name will be Jayden Daniel! We love it!" Sep. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is a "Jayden" he was born in 1998 at that time there were a few of them out there, now they are every where and many girls have the name. I love the name." Sep. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Jayden who was bron in 2002. I get compliments on it all the time and find it to be more of a name for a girl than a boy." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I do not know of any other Jayden's, but some people often call him Jaydon." Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. Thats why I gave this name to my beautiful baby boy." Jan. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was naming my son Jayden....then Britney Spears named her kid Jayden that name is scraped!!" Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate


  • "i heard the name when i was 20 weeks and i loved it i then found out i was having a boy and that is his name jayden" Oct. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought that we made up the name and the spelling as well. I looks as though we have not. My 6 month old is always mistaken as a girl because people thinks that it is a girls name." Oct. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my baby boy Jayden. I was hearing that it is a girl's name. But now i see that it is a unisex name. I love the name Jayden. My husband's name is J.Anthony so the new bundle of joy's name will be Jayden Anthony." Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jayden because I put my 2 brothers names together so I thought I was being original but now everyone tells me they know a Jayden so I guess I was wrong." Sep. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our baby jayden as it is the initials of his grandparents j=joan a=alfie y=yvonne and den for dennis thought it was unique but now we know different" Jul. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Jayden. The name is hardly been used here in Holland, and we think its a strong name for a strong boy." Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is due on Wednesday and he will be named Jayden-Jack" May. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy Jayden because the meaning "God was heard" was appropriate. But I always tell people "it's Jayden with the 'Y'". They would always spell it J-A-D-E-N... which I think is a girl's name." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Jayden. I love the name but im upset that it's used so much now. I would have picked a different name if I would have known it was going to be so popular." Apr. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i thought i had mase it up aswell, jay - John, and Den - Denis, who are my 2 grandads.. but it looks like i didnt, hes 20 months now.. i love him so much" Feb. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought of 5 names that I would like to call my baby if he was a boy, when he was only 7 weeks gestation. Jayden was the one my fiancee liked the most... It suits him, it is a great name, easy to say, yet not too common, although it seems to be becoming more popular." Feb. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name simplifies to "Blessing", which is, essentially, what he is to us, our family, and loved ones. My wife and I loved this name for our son as there is a Spiritual connotation with the name, but not a heavily Religous one." Dec. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband Jason and I are going to try to have a baby very soon and we don not want a junior if it is a boy. So we came up with Jayden and we both love it. Its close to my husbands name but very different. Its unique." Dec. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I thought I had made up the name Jayden, for a boy, in 2001...(now apparent that I did not). I hear the name more and more now for girls and boys." Jul. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a cool name. My wife & I named our baby boy Jayden. We'd not thought of a decent name until he was actually delivered." May. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      12 Negative Comments

  • "It's a bit of a Chav's name in the UK. Noy the most classy name to choose." Jan. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a Girls name! I dont think it is appropriate for a boy." Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is pretty much the worst name ever. Better to drink while you're pregnant than name your kid "Jayden." But if you're considering this name you probably already drink while pregnant." Sep. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm over the "Jaden" craze. It sounds like a sound, not a name. No more Jadens please!" Sep. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Worst chav name of the lot. What were you all thinking? Your kids will now grow up being inevitably labelled as thick chavs. Heartless." Sep. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is effeminate, and as somebody else pointed out, I feel really bad for school teachers in a few years. I knew a girl who actually named her son "Jhaidyn". There are going to be classes full of Jaydens with 20 different spellings. Let's throw all the K's and Y's and H's we possibly can into our kids names! Why not? Retarded." Jul. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I can't believe how popular this name is now compared to the 1990's. Personally, I don't know anyone named Jayden (I was born in 1996)Too many people are naming their child "Jayden" or "Jaden" or whatever other variant they think of. Personally, I don't like the name and I think it is too girly for a boy. Now I have made my point that Jayden is not a very good name personally." Jun. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the most popular of many names that all rhyme! I agree it's wonderful sounding, but the craze is getting out of control. As someone who is around baby names a lot, I just wanted to point this out to anyone who plans to use this name because it's "so unique". In about 5 years elementary school's role call is going to Aiden, Braydon, Caiden, Hayden, Jayden, Graydon, Zaydon." Jun. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I work for the governement in welfare, all the low class welfare people call their sons jayden, jaiden, jaidyn, etc. Very bogan." May. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Britney ruined it, I too was going to name my son Jayden" Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Where did this name come from? All of a sudden I know two little girls with this name?" Sep. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think that once this generation of kids have grown up - Jayden,& most of the other tryndee "aiden" names are going to sound really old!!------------The present fad of making up "exotic" names is sure to look rather sad in the next decade or two! ------- By the way I named my daughter with a very unusual french name.I've never heard anybody else called the same,but Im pretty proud that it is'nt made-up. Also why is gender neutrality of names becoming so popular?----" Apr. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      25 Neutral Comments

  • "why people say is a chav name my baby boy name is jayden and I'm thinking that I make a mistake naming hin life that." Dec. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We saw the name Jaden in Oregonian newspaper article several months before my son was born in 1984 (added "y" to eliminate confusion on pronounciation). Friend Chris Hatton wrote Star Trek episode in 1994 using my son's name for Data character who had lost his memory. My son is now 28 & has autographed copy of script. Holly Davis, Boise ID" Jan. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is so low-brow and faddist. It's absolutely terrible!" Jan. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just looked up meanings of boys names and it mean god has heard" Aug. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is definitely a boy name. Jaylynn is for a girl." Feb. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm impressed by your wrtinig. Are you a professional or just very knowledgeable?" Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a wonderful name. I named my son Jayden and I wouldn't change it of I could." Nov. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Jaydn. Spelled diff. but you say it the same." Sep. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm due next month and I'm naming my baby BOY Jaden Daniel . I think the Y's sounds more for Girl .. but that's my point of view !" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jaden is the correct and only way to spell this name and girls should not have this name. Everyone is lucky im not rich and can't copyright it for my own use. I loved my name until everyone else got on my nuts about how great it is. How about everyone name there son (not daughter) Jacob or Cullen. Thanks for ruining my once great life. I have had it for 16 years and you have ALL ruined it for me. I will no longer think of my self as being unique with my name. SO THANK YOU AND HELL is waiting for all you fake jaydens :( out there." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Jayden in January 1990. Is he the oldest Jayden?" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Baby Boy is due in a month,im going to name him Jayden Rae(: Because his Fathers name is Jordan nd My middle name is Rae, (Chelsea Rae) so Yupp !" Apr. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "acording to recent polls taken by u.s. cencus less then 80,000 people have the name jaydan or similar. thats less then 80,000 people have the name the u.s hase many millions op people and less then 80,000 have the name jaydan so yes it has grown in populairty but still not very comman. the most comman name is james then john jaydan is not even in the top 1000 names for boys. it is mostly used in boys names but can be unisex. in many cultures it means "god has heard" my son is named jaydan ira. jaydan because i liked the name and ira after my father." Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "Our daughter is named Jayden Diane and we love her name! She was a Y2K baby and since then, we've seen many boys with her name. When I was pregnant with her, I saw a blue JAY in a garDEN; thus, her name. If she finds it too unisex, she can always go by Diane, but she's proud of her name - as she should be. The name Jayden is also related to Jade and Jada, and we think it's very feminine and not a boyish name at all." Oct. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name jayden.. am due end of this month and if its a boy, i will name him Jayden.. It also means "Jehova has heard"" Oct. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is a great name! It is my son's name. He was born in 2001. It has became so popular now, but I think it sounds better for a boy, and it doesn't sound girly at all." Jul. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my baby is due in june and i want to call him jayden but im a bit confused every one i have told is not to keen but i love it !!!" Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Britney ruined the name, I was going to name my son Jayden but not anymore" Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Jayden is my gorgeous 3 year old nephew =]. i didnt like the name in the beginning but it has deffinitely grown on me. He is a jayden through and through!!" Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was pregnant Jayden was the only name my spouse and I could agree on. We had the name decided since I was about 6 months pregnant. When I was 8 1/2 months pregnant an aquantance of mine had a baby girl who named her daughter Jaden. At the hospital I delivered my son at they said they delivered about 5 Jaydens in the past month. Now everywhere we go we run into baby Jaydens. We thought we were being original." May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I umpired for a kid named jayden, i thought it was pretty awesome, and i wanna name my kid jayden one day lol" Jun. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Jaydon is almost 8. I LOVE the name so much it was hard to choose names for my 2 younger boys!" Jan. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a huge Star Trek fan. I was pregnant with my fist son when i heard the name "Jayden" in an episode of TNG. I fell in love with the name, so "Jayden" is was!" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Jayden , Im a 30 year old male from australia . I dont meet many people with the same name ." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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