Just like Cayden, Kaden and a half dozen others, this is a spelling variation of the original Caden. A shorter derivation of Mac Cadáin, a Gaelic surname meaning “son of Cadáin,” this contemporary name appeared on the baby-name charts for the first time at the turn of the century. It was probably the result of taking a trendy name (Caden) and toying around with letters to come up with a customized version, sort of like a DIY project.

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