Aidan

First Name
111k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Aidan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Aidan

"Aidan" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Little fire". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Anglicized form of the Irish saints' name Aodhán, and of the Scottish Gaelic Aodhàn, diminutives of Aodh (literally "fire", the name of a Celtic sun god).

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A female given name of modern usage.

Aidan was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Aidan

Aidan Gillen is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Aidan was given the name Aidan Murphy on April 24th, 1968 in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland.

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Aidan Turner is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Aidan was born on June 19th, 1983 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Aidan Quinn is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Aidan was born on March 8th, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Aidan Gould is a film and television actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Aidan was born on February 26th, 1997 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Aidan O'Brien is a horse trainer. Aidan was born on October 16th, 1969 in County Wexford, Ireland.

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Aidan Moffat is a musician. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Aidan was born on April 10th, 1973.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aidan

Pamela Aidan is a romance novel novelist. She has been prominent since 2003. Pamela was born on October 18th, 1953 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, US.

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How popular is the baby name Aidan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1936 5 0 5
1957 6 0 6
1958 7 0 7
1959 9 0 9
1960 7 0 7
1962 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1965 7 0 7
1966 11 0 11
1967 9 0 9
1968 11 0 11
1969 13 0 13
1970 14 0 14
1971 7 0 7
1972 11 0 11
1973 23 7 16
1974 13 0 13
1975 22 0 22
1976 25 0 25
1977 17 0 17
1978 32 0 32
1979 28 6 22
1980 38 11 27
1981 44 9 35
1982 37 9 28
1983 38 10 28
1984 45 12 33
1985 67 13 54
1986 87 16 71
1987 65 13 52
1988 75 21 54
1989 97 16 81
1990 150 16 134
1991 184 17 167
1992 307 38 269
1993 370 39 331
1994 551 35 516
1995 1,061 88 973
1996 1,163 70 1,093
1997 1,466 85 1,381
1998 1,792 89 1,703
1999 2,348 135 2,213
2000 3,440 145 3,295
2001 4,826 194 4,632 #86 boy name
2002 7,143 191 6,952 #60 boy name
2003 10,291 229 10,062 #39 boy name
2004 10,021 200 9,821 #40 boy name
2005 9,914 156 9,758 #43 boy name
2006 10,203 169 10,034 #44 boy name
2007 8,547 127 8,420 #54 boy name
2008 7,819 121 7,698 #59 boy name
2009 5,888 80 5,808 #72 boy name
2010 4,355 49 4,306 #94 boy name
2011 3,766 53 3,713
2012 3,261 42 3,219
2013 2,693 28 2,665
2014 2,296 20 2,276
2015 2,283 24 2,259
2016 2,127 20 2,107
2017 1,738 20 1,718

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Popularity of Aidan as a first name

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Common last names for Aidan

  • Murphy

Fun Facts about the name Aidan

  • What name lists does Aidan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Aidan? Aidan is the 607th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Aidan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,885 babies born with the first name Aidan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aidan to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aidan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aidan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aidan is Wednesday, March 19th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Aidan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aidan was in 2003 with a total of 10,062 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aidan!
  • Random Aidan Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aidan ranks 67th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 10 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Aidan: Your name in reverse order is Nadia. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aniad. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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