Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Salmon; Broad valley
Brayden belongs to a pack of inventive names including Jayden, Cayden, and Kayden. Its origins are rooted in bradan, the Irish word for "salmon." In Irish and Celtic mythology, salmon is synonymous with wisdom, and that is exactly what Brayden represents. Brayden also comes from the Old English elements brad and denu, meaning "broad valley." Fresh and modern iterations include Braden, Braeden, Braiden, Braydon, Bradin, and Bradyn. Brayden is a cool alternative to the mega-popular Aiden.

Famous People Named Brayden

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  • Brayden James
    Son of Tarek and Christina El Moussa
  • Brayden Schenn
    Hockey Player
  • Brayden Tucker
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