Braden

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44k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Braden mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Braden

"Braden" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Wide Valley". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Anglicised from an Irish surname Ó Bradáin (“descendant of Bradán”), from a personal name meaning "salmon".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the 1990s and the 2000s.

Braden was also found in the following language(s): German Low German

Notable Persons Named Braden

Braden Holtby is a hockey player for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2009 to present. Braden was born on September 16th, 1989 in Lloydminster.

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Mimi Imfurst is a drag performer and singer-songwriter. Mimi was given the name Braden Chapman on March 2nd, 1983 in Hanson, Massachusetts U.S.

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Braden Shipley is a baseball player for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Braden was born on February 22nd, 1992 in Medford, Oregon.

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Braden was born on July 24th, 1970.

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Braden Looper is a baseball player. Braden was born on October 28th, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

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Braden R. Allenby is a in the fields of earth systems engineering, management, industrial ecology, and environmental science. Braden was born on December 29th, 1950 in Highland Park, Illinois.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Braden

Dallas Braden is a baseball player. Dallas was born on August 13th, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1994. Kim was born in 1949 in London.

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Anne McCarty Braden was a civil rights activist, journalist, and educator. Anne was given the name Anne Gambrell McCarty on July 28th, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky. She died on March 6th, 2006.

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Bernard Braden was an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1951 to 1968. Bernard was born on May 16th, 1916 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He breathed his last breath on February 2nd, 1993.

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Katherine McCoy is a in the field of graphic designer. Katherine was given the name Katherine Jane Braden on October 12th, 1945 in Decatur, Illinois, US.

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Spruille Braden was an Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs. Spruille was born on March 13th, 1894 in Elkhorn, Montana. He breathed his last breath on January 10th, 1978.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 6 0 6
1923 7 0 7
1924 7 0 7
1928 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1944 7 0 7
1946 8 0 8
1947 15 0 15
1948 7 0 7
1949 7 0 7
1950 12 0 12
1951 7 0 7
1952 13 0 13
1953 19 0 19
1954 15 0 15
1955 22 0 22
1956 23 0 23
1957 16 0 16
1958 14 0 14
1959 15 0 15
1960 12 0 12
1961 19 0 19
1962 16 0 16
1963 23 0 23
1964 25 0 25
1965 40 0 40
1966 39 0 39
1967 34 0 34
1968 31 0 31
1969 33 0 33
1970 67 0 67
1971 59 0 59
1972 45 0 45
1973 61 0 61
1974 68 0 68
1975 91 6 85
1976 87 0 87
1977 117 0 117
1978 108 0 108
1979 118 0 118
1980 147 0 147
1981 160 0 160
1982 197 0 197
1983 159 0 159
1984 192 0 192
1985 276 0 276
1986 300 0 300
1987 294 8 286
1988 286 0 286
1989 348 6 342
1990 396 0 396
1991 447 8 439
1992 544 0 544
1993 597 12 585
1994 734 13 721
1995 835 18 817
1996 1,012 8 1,004
1997 1,062 12 1,050
1998 1,203 13 1,190
1999 1,662 19 1,643
2000 1,755 22 1,733
2001 1,936 13 1,923
2002 2,315 24 2,291
2003 2,364 10 2,354
2004 2,642 22 2,620
2005 3,058 12 3,046
2006 2,873 17 2,856
2007 2,694 6 2,688
2008 2,531 7 2,524
2009 2,036 5 2,031
2010 1,708 0 1,708
2011 1,342 0 1,342
2012 1,142 7 1,135
2013 969 5 964
2014 891 0 891
2015 754 0 754
2016 596 0 596
2017 505 0 505

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Popularity of Braden as a first name

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Popularity of Braden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Braden U.S.
  White 85.41% 64.26%
  African American 9.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Braden

People with the last name Braden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Braden

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  • How Popular is the name Braden? Braden is the 1,085th most popular name of all time. As a last name Braden was the 2,648th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Braden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,302 babies born with the first name Braden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Braden to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Braden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Braden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Braden is Tuesday, May 9th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Braden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Braden was in 2005 with a total of 3,046 babies. That's a lot of babies named Braden!
  • Random Braden Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Braden ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Braden: Your name in reverse order is Nedarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rndeab. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Braden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,603 people with the last name Braden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Braden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Braden as their last name.

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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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