This name has gotten so popular, parents have taken to spelling it many ways: Brayden, Braiden, Braeden. But Braden, an Irish surname that means “salmon,” doesn’t come across as forced the way some of the others do. As for the salmon reference, the fish was often associated with wisdom and respect, so Braden is an important name in Celtic mythology. It has a sweetness and wholesomeness that moms and dads respond to.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Braden FitzgeraldActor
- Braden LoopeBaseball Player
- M.G. BradenAuthor
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