Looking to ignite an old favorite with a modern, fresh twist? Enter Aden, an Irish name with gender-neutral status that means "little fire." Aden, pronounced Ay-den, is a close cousin of more recognizable derivatives such as Aidan, Aedan, Aiden, and Aidyn. The name stems from the Irish Aodhán, pronounced Ay-Dawn, with an emphasis on that last syllable. Aden presents parents with an easy-to-say version, with a clipped second syllable that adds a friendly, approachable quality. Aideen is the classic feminine version, but a girl called Aden is bound to stand out, making this name the perfect choice for your baby flame!
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