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Caden Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \c(a)-den\
Number in U.S 👶 63,000
Rate in 2021 447
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Welsh

Meaning of Caden

Meaning of name Caden:

Caden is derived from a Gaelic surname, Mac Cadain (meaning son of Cadáin). The Gaelic word “cadáin” possibly means 'warrior, fighter,' but the etymology is a matter of debate. It is also thought that the name is derived from Adam, the first man, which would give it the meaning 'earth, the earth.' The MacCadáin clan was responsible for the upkeep and management of church land in their Scottish towns, a position they held from the late Middle Ages into the early modern era (which lends the name nicely to the meaning of Adam, i.e. caring for the church 'ground'). Caden is a very modern given name, originating only in this century, and distinct from the United States.


The number nine personality represents the termination or completion of the cycle, and a need for perfection. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are brave and daring, capable of fighting great battles in the name of a good cause. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are able to educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood of Nines, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.


The name Caden makes its debut on the American charts in 1992. The name gains a great deal of ground in just 10 years, rising more than 800 chart positions from 1994 to 2004. Caden meets the definition of a meteoric growth, along with his brother “Kaden”, both of whom have ascended the charts hand-in-hand. It turns out that American parents prefer Kaden with a "K" over the traditional Gaelic spelling of Caden with a "C" right now. In any case, so many new and almost inexplicable variations of the name have snuck onto the charts in the last decade that the traditional Caden is out on its own. These newly invented spellings (Caiden, Cayden, Kaden, Kayden, Kadin, Kadyn, Kaeden, and Kaiden) are taking our breath away. The overuse and manic respellings of popular “a-den” names (Aiden, Jayden, Hayden, Brayden, Kaden) are starting to backfire like an eye roll across America. It's a shame, though, because Caden has real Gaelic roots that have been lost in all this madness. We're not saying this is a bad choice for a name; we're just saying get the facts before you associate your baby with an overused nickname. What was once unique is now normal. we're just saying get the facts before you associate your baby with an overused nickname. What was once unique is now normal. we're just saying get the facts before you associate your baby with an overused nickname. What was once unique is now normal.

Color of the name Caden

Yellow is the color of the name Caden. People with this name, wearing yellow, as numerology shows, are sunny and positive, energetic and logical, you always feel comfortable and cozy with them. Since you know for sure that they will never set you up. The owners of the Caden name have a strong character and practicality, which brings some discomfort to family relationships. Positive traits of the name Caden are sociable, open and active. Negative character traits for the name Caden are stinginess and stubbornness.

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9/25/2022 12:15:10 AM

I called my second son Caden Michael. I loved the name the 1st time i heard it on'tV. It goes great with his big brothe's name too, he is called Caleb. I have seen Caden spelt many ways now, Kaiden, Kayden,Caiden and Cayden. I cant beli've how popular it has become!

9/22/2022 12:35:36 PM

I named my son Caden in Oct. 2007. Never heard the name before until I saw the'same Cadell in a book of baby names. Cadell meant "the'spirit of the battle". Caden was a derivative of Cadell and I was looking for a name with a great meaning to it. Since Caden was about 4 I started hearing the name used more and more.

9/18/2022 3:58:08 AM

My grandson was born yesterday and is named "Caden Skye". I absolutely LOVE it! I had never heard of it before, but being of Irish-Scottish ancestry, I beli've the name is very masculine and handsome!

9/16/2022 2:38:42 PM

I have a son and my husband liked the name hayden and we started playing on words and came up with Caden in 2007 ...and look 11 years later all of these Cades around.

9/14/2022 2:06:14 AM

I'm really sure It's a great name ,my son's name is caden,ans his sister's name'shayana,I really would like you to consider it as a one as the most beautiful name'shaya)hebrew) is for life and ana(arabic) is me:I am Life,and we combine our names:shadI'my husband and Eliana ,me.I consider your web site is great guide for parents who are really confused and need help.Good Luck.

9/13/2022 7:00:04 AM

I have a nephew that was born in 2014 with this name my brother wanted to call him Caden Daniel after me but he went with Caden Alan after my brother and dad

9/8/2022 9:29:42 PM

My 4 year old is named Caden. I really didn't realize how common of a name it has become. So far he is the only one at his day care with that name. Although I do know a couple of Haidens. But I love the name!!

9/6/2022 7:14:24 PM

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9/6/2022 1:57:00 PM

my son is called caden and people often pronounce it wrong and even my friends spell it wrong, i never heard the name befor i had my son and now It'seems many people know some one with the name

8/28/2022 6:14:42 AM

This is my son's name and my only complaint is that now I am having a little girl and we are struggling to come up with a name that I love as much as Jameson. I get a ton of compliments on his name. I also like that It'suited him as a newborn, suits him now as a toddler,and will grown well with him. I first heard the name in college and It'struck me imediately because I thought it was a very dignified yet unique name that Isn't too out there!

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8/2/2022 12:37:12 PM

When asked my name, if someone is writing it down, I need to say quickly, "CarenwithaC." If I don't say it that way, they already have the K down before I have a chance to tell them otherwise.

7/29/2022 7:03:18 AM

I named my son Caden almost 13 years ago. i've received more compliments on it than I can count. I was convinced I'made up the name. can't beli've there is a 19 year old out there with the name Caden! Great name!

7/22/2022 2:07:12 AM

My son Caden Joseph was born in 2001 and I went into labor still not knowing what his name would be. My husband liked Jaden and Cameron -- I did not like either of them. I said "why don't we combine them to make a name?" My husband said "you mean Jameron?" to which I said "no, silly, Caden." He said "is that even a name?" and I said "I don't know. I've never heard it before but I like the sound of it." When we got home from the hospital I looked it up in the baby book and it wasn't there. I fretted, thinking, did I just give my baby a made-up name? Anyway, it stuck and now I found out that there are others named Caden.

7/19/2022 10:52:48 PM

13 years ago I heard this name and thought it beautiful and now I have a beautiful 13 year old girl named caden emma to go with it!

7/18/2022 1:07:48 AM

We love it and used it for our son. We spelled it Talan and have had so many positive comments that It's a different and strong name!

7/14/2022 4:36:36 PM

My son's name is Caden. I have never heard of it before. It means fighter or strong. His full name is Caden'tyler! Born in 2016!

7/13/2022 12:14:42 PM

I like caden, however I'm having a girl so I like mallory kaiden-leah.

7/10/2022 8:18:00 AM

We are expecting in a few months. Once we found out It's a boy, we thought Captain would be a good name. Although we?re n't sure how we came up with it. We love it, my parents, n't so much

7/2/2022 9:03:54 AM

This is my 4 year old sons name. We thought it was very cool, and he is defintely the only boy at his school with this name! We shorten it to JJ which he loves, but he is actually very proud that he's different (and cool) and likes to tell people what he's called. The only problem we have is the 'older' generation have no idea what we are saying - he's been called James, Jake, Jack but we don't mind correcting them!

6/21/2022 4:03:18 AM

I'm due in October 2018, thats the only name my husband would agree on !

6/17/2022 2:57:36 PM

I love this name. If I ever have a son, he might be called Caden Elijah. I am concerned that he will be lost in messes of trendy and popular Jayden, Kayden, Haydens, Zaydens, etc.

6/11/2022 3:24:36 AM

My daughter who is now 23 yrs old is named Caden. She was named after her grandmother who is of Shephardic Jewish descent. Her named is pronounced differently; Cah-den. I am surprised to see the name become so popular for a boy. Does anyone else have a girl named Caden?

6/9/2022 9:19:12 AM

I named my daughter Caden Elyse. I had never heard of the name, but I had heard Jaden. Me and my sisters all start with C's so I kept that tadition going with my daughter. I have since come across a few more girls with this spelling. It is ok to use either'spelling, but I do wish that I had len'thened it to Cadence to avoid any confusion.

6/2/2022 1:38:24 AM

Caden is the coolest name. I thought I'made it up by putting Jaden and Cade together. Obviously several other people already thought of the name. My Caden was born in Jan of '01.

5/28/2022 8:04:30 PM

Our son is called Caden, we think its a very unique name.He was born 2014 and we had never heard of it before, we always get comments on how lovely it, is nice to be different.

5/27/2022 11:56:42 PM

Its great. I named my some Caden. He is 4 1/2 months old. It is defin'tely gaining in popularity

5/20/2022 1:37:30 AM

We have 4 boys,and Samuel is our baby who was adopted to a family who couldnt have children of their own.They think he is the biggest blessing.We miss him terribly.I think Samuel is the most buetifull name.

5/2/2022 2:39:36 AM

my baby is due April17th 2019, i know its a boy and i want to call him caden as i love this name but, family members are worried it will get shortened to kay?

4/7/2022 4:15:00 AM

my new grandsons name is caden and he has white hair, and a good set of lungs. hes ace.

4/3/2022 2:20:42 AM

I LOVE this name, but I spell it like "Caeden." It is my favorite boy name!

3/31/2022 4:42:00 PM

My husband and I had a time naming our first born son. We both knew that we wanted something unique. I looked through baby names and wrote down a few that I liked and one was Braden but it was just so common. So I took the B away and just started adding different letters to the name and we came up with Caden. I thought that we would be the only people in'the world with a little boy named Caden... that was in 2015 and I have heard it a lot since then. Now I am having a girl and I am naming her'saylor I have never heard it before either but I am sure I will when she is born... haha

3/24/2022 5:15:18 PM

i know someone very special with the name of Caden, and yes, his mother thought that'she made thename up! He was the first ever that'she knew of and anyone around the area,and lot's of compliment's indeed!!! Now there are many!!!

3/22/2022 6:41:42 AM

my son made his big entry in 01. i wasent sure about the name at first but he just couldnt have been named an'thing else. it fits him! love the name, love my boy!!!

3/10/2022 10:07:48 AM

As soon as we knew we were having a boy, we named him Caden. It's n't that popular here in'the UK, and is often mis-spelt with a 'Y', people to tend to call him Jayden or Haydn. His name is quite unique in playgroup at the moment.

3/5/2022 12:05:42 PM

shld we name a baby boy caden or that a weird name?

3/2/2022 1:44:42 AM

We had our baby boy on 2/20/10 and his name is: Quinn Franklin. I love it! It's unique, but not trendy or too strange. I like that it is a simple, strong name and i've always preferred one-syllable names for boys! I think Quinn's nickname will be "Q", which I also like.

2/24/2022 9:18:18 PM

2nd son caden andrew love the name, my other'son is kieran so sometimes i do get them mixed up but love both the names and don't know of anyone else with the name

2/7/2022 10:14:06 AM

We named our second daughter Alayna Marie (really close to one of the other people leaving a comment!). I knew a girl growing up with the name Alayna and always thought it was beautiful. It is sometimes mispelled and sometimes pronounced e-laina (we say it uh-lay-na).

2/3/2022 7:24:54 AM

This is the name we picked out for our first son'that will be born 09/11/2020. We are spelling it Bryson. So far everyone loves it, and we love the fact that it is n't overly popular.

1/30/2022 1:44:42 PM

I love my son's name. My husband and I thought we were being original as well so we chose the name Caden in 2012. The meaning fit him so well warrior/spirit of battle because when he was born he had some problems and made it through just like a warrior!

1/19/2022 5:04:30 AM

I am trying to think of a name for our first born if it is a boy. I recently found the name Caden and really like it. It's number one on my list now.

1/5/2022 3:20:06 PM

I picked the name caden micah for my son. because it was very different and new when i gave him the name.

12/29/2021 12:13:48 PM

I named my son caden, he was born 10/4/2008. I was looking through a baby book with names, they had It'spelled Kaden, didn't like the K, didn't want people To call him K, so I changed it a C, I never heard the name before. Everybody would ask me, what's his nam. I would say Caden, then'they would say, how do you spell it,

12/28/2021 12:26:24 PM

We named our son Caedon he was born 2007 I had never heard the name I created it from two names 1 being of Arthurian origin from Sir Cae and then added Don for strong, Sir Cae was true, loyal and kind

12/23/2021 8:48:36 PM

I looked up on a baby name'site while I was pregnant. As soon I saw the name Caden. I said, that is the name I want for my son. He is born now and his name fits. He is handsome and he is very strong just like the meaning of the name.

12/22/2021 9:56:06 PM

i love this name. i cant decide on how i will spell it (if i have a boy, i dont know yet, I'm only 10 weeks lol) but i think caden is the best spelling, or cayden, but the 'y' kinda makes it look girly, also i think if its spelled with a 'k' it appers girly.

12/10/2021 4:13:12 PM

My new grandson, born February 27, 2020, is named Caden. Although I beli've it is a Welsh name, he received this name because of his English heritage (as his grandfather and great-grandfather were born in England). I predict the name Caden will continue to gain popularity.

12/1/2021 9:46:12 PM

We named our first son Brayden & It's been perfect for him. he's now six years old and usually goes by 'Bray'. My middle name is Hayden, which is why we elected to go with the'spelling, Brayden. Now we're having issues coming up with a name for child number 3.

11/21/2021 12:59:42 AM

I like it, but with it getting so popular, I get adverse to it. MAybe in an'ther 10 years when it loses popularity I will like it again! :)

11/17/2021 9:03:00 PM

n't only is it made up, but It's so boring, just like all the other -aden/aiden names

11/7/2021 9:25:30 AM

My son's name is Caden Evan. When he was born in 2015, no one had heard of the name. Now, we're hearing it more, but we still adore it. It's meaning, "Little warrior", described his stren'th during a difficult pregnancy. he's perfect. And so is his name.

10/30/2021 7:26:42 AM

just named my 2nd son'that, he was born in December. i actually didnt realize it ewas becoming so common.

10/22/2021 3:38:06 AM

22 years ago I heard the name Caden ONCE and loved the name! It is so hard to beli've that last Friday he turned 22! :)

10/10/2021 12:33:36 PM

Our son was born on 16-08-2017 and we named him Caden, my partner found the name in a book and we both liked it, we understand it is an American name, but n't sure of this, until i read the above, everyone likes the name and ask if it is spelt 'C' or 'K', easy to get wrong i suppose.

10/7/2021 4:02:24 AM

I named my son Caden when he was born in 2015. I found it in a baby name book. I was looking for something different but have since found out it is now quite common.

10/3/2021 1:13:12 AM

Ugh. I hate my name'so much. It's terrible! I'm so annoyed with it, that I don't even want to be called Katie anymore! I want a unique name, like....Sabby, or Lucian!(too bad the last one is a boys name..)

9/27/2021 3:17:24 PM

My 9-month-old is named Caden. When we picked the name, I got it from and had never heard it before, which was a plus. As soon as we picked it we started hearing about other Cadens around where we live, but we loved It'so much we didn't care.

9/20/2021 12:17:24 AM

Yeah, Beverley for a boy disappered at the beginning of the fifties, just as I was being named it. Think "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash. And yes, March 29, 2021 below, just like your dad I was teased all my young life. At least as an adult moving in caring circles the teasing has almost disappeared, but It wasn't helpful being a teacher with the name.

9/17/2021 5:23:24 PM

My last name is Caden and now I have three friends with little boys named Caden (all spelled different ways). I'm so surprised that my rare last name has turned into a popular first name...long live the Cadens!

9/8/2021 8:18:00 AM

My son is named Caden, people often spell it Kayden.

9/2/2021 4:04:12 AM

My 3 year old son's name is Caden Michael. We love it and get tons and tons of compliments.

8/23/2021 2:24:18 PM

i've been living with this original name for 32 years, and it is nice to see that people are making it a popular choice for their kids.

8/20/2021 4:51:54 PM

We plan on naming our daughter Eden, but using the Hebrew pronunciation (Eh-den) since we are Jewish.

8/19/2021 11:35:06 AM

My Daughter and Son-In-Law named their fisrt son Caden in 2016. We are now finding many names that are close to it like; Haden, Eaden, Jaden, you get the picture. We are still told that it is and unusal name. We still love the name and of course the child that carries it.

8/13/2021 11:00:54 AM

Our son is named Cadyn. Love the name, and our unique spelling!

8/8/2021 2:00:00 AM

I always loved this name..but now it is just too popular to use :(

8/5/2021 1:42:54 AM

I am a female and my name is Cadan, and I hate that little boys are being named this, and people are over using this name and are spelling it in weird ways. I don't think there should be an "Y" or "I" or "K" in it. It is just like any name now that is out there. Like matt, where there is a billion Matts.

7/31/2021 12:01:12 AM

I named my gorgeous first born son Caden! I always had a name picked out if we had a girl, but picking a boy's name was sooo much harder! My husband could never decide on a name until he finally said Caden. I loved it the moment I heard it and still do. Although when Caden was born, it was still uniquie, but n't too unique. Now everywher I go I run into other Caden's and it is now considered # 5 on'the list as Most Popular Boys Names. Oh well.. still love the name! Of course, my Dad, who is old-fashioned, thought everyone would call him Cady and didn't like it..he thought John or Michael would be good. Now he'says the name Caden fits perfectly for my son...needless to say...nobody calls my son Cady! Caden is is...PERFECT name!

7/19/2021 12:36:18 PM

My son is named Caden Jackson and I love it. He is now almost 3 and at the time I never heard the name Caden'to much and now you hear it all the time. There is now 3 Cadens at my sons daycare. lol I call my lil mon'ter Cadeo. I hope they start making the key chains and cups with Caden on'them. I cant find his name on an'thing, it is getting more popular so I'm sure they will!

7/14/2021 11:43:12 PM

Isn't there a reptile called a caden? Oh no, that is caiman.

7/12/2021 1:15:54 AM

While I was pregnant with my daughter'sade', I was really stuck on names. While out to dinner with my mother one night, she'said "how about Sade?" As soon as I heard it,I knew that was the name for my little girl to be. Growing up, I have so many memories of my mother listening to Sade the'singer, she truly loved her music. The name fit her'so well. Very rarely does anyone pronounce it correctly. While trying to figure out how to spell it, I thought of spelling It'shade, however I didn't want people to call her'shade, so I spelled it exactly like the'singer, except I added a tilda over the e to be different. I have only heard of 1 other'sade in the 7 years since my daughters birth. All of her teache's have always called her'sadie or even Chardonnay (like the wine). I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE MISPRONOUNCE HER NAME!!! But I am glad I gave her a unique name.

7/7/2021 4:02:24 PM

So my name is Caden. Im 19. anyone know an older Caden? haha i dont!!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Caden?
The origin of the name Caden is Welsh.
*️⃣ How many people are named Caden?
Almost 63000 people are named Caden.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Caden?
The names of Colin, Cali, Collin, Cullen, Kellen