Meaning:Hedged valley; Hay valley; Heathen
If you want to help baby connect to their earthy side, the name Hayden can definitely do the job. Hayden was a distinguished British surname that means “hedged valley” or "hay valley" in Old English. Though pronounced differently, this name was also adopted in Europe as a tribute to Austrian composer Joseph Haydn. Although it's considered a gender-neutral name, Hayden is more common for boys than girls. But that didn't stop Hayden Panetierre from shining! Hayden's German roots may also connect it to "heathen," which typically referred to anyone who didn't follow the mainstream beliefs at the time. This can easily encourage your little one to go against the grain and march to the beat of their own drum. If you're looking for inspirational place names, look no further than The Hayden Planetarium in New York City for a gorgeously out-of-this-world experience.
Famous People Named Hayden
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Hayden ChristensenActor
- Hayden ScottDrummer
- Hayden WilliamsFashion Designer
Hayden Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Hayden is currently #432 on The Bump
Boy:Hayden is currently #315 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Hayden is currently #256 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Hayden is currently #194 in U.S. births
Boy:Hayden is currently #286 in U.S. births
Girl:Hayden is currently #703 in U.S. births
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SurnameDB, Last name: Hayden
Behind the Name, Hayden, December 2022
FamilySearch, Hayden Family History
Ancestry, Heiden Family History
IMDb, Hayden Panettiere
Britannica, Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer, August 2023
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