Pronounced AY-den just like the more common spelling, this unisex alternative doesn’t get the love and attention that Aiden does, which is great news for parents who want a slightly different take on the name. (Be prepared, though, for some mispronunciations along the lines of ADD-en.) Aiden is the anglicized version of Aodhan, whose fiery meaning comes from Aodh, the Celtic god of sun and fire.
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