US Popularity:2430
Other Origin(s):Norse
Meaning:Old friend; Furious, eager
Auden may have been a common baby boy’s name, but today it stands as a gender-neutral name of British and Norse origin. Derived from the last name Alden, this name can mean “old friend.” It is also closely linked to the Old Norse Óðinn, meaning “furious” or “eager.” Literary enthusiasts may associate the name with renowned British American poet W.H. Auden. Whether you want to call baby after a distinguished writer or you believe they will become a loyal and enthusiastic friend, you won’t go wrong with Auden.

Auden Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Auden is currently #1664 on The Bump
Boy:Auden is currently #924 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Auden is currently #1193 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Auden is currently #2430 in U.S. births
Boy:Auden is currently #1949 in U.S. births
Girl:Auden is currently #2016 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 388
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • Behind the Name, Alden, June 2019

  • Behind the Name, Ealdwine, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Auden

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