Hayden

First Name
118k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hayden

"Hayden" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the hay downs". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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Old English place name heg (“hay”) + denu (“valley”).

Middle Dutch noun heiden (“heathen”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, in general use since the 1990s.
  4. A town in Alabama.
  5. A town in Arizona.
  6. A town in Colorado.
  7. A city in Idaho.

Notable Persons Named Hayden

Hayden Panettiere is an actress, model, singer, and activist. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Hayden was born on August 21st, 1989 in Palisades, New York, United States.

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Hayden Christensen is an actor and film producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Hayden was born on April 19th, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Hayden Byerly is an actor. Hayden was born Hayden Byerly on October 11th, 2000 in Lakewood, Colorado.

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His ongoing career started in 1943. Hayden was given the name William Henry Rorke on October 23rd, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He left this life on August 19th, 1987.

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Hayden Fry is a college coach. Hayden was born on February 28th, 1929 in Eastland, Texas.

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Jr. Hayden Kho is a model, actor, cosmetic surgeon, entrepreneur, and model (people). Jr. was given the name Hayden Kho, Jr. on May 20th, 1980 in Manila. Jr. is also known as Doc Hayden.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hayden

Michael Hayden is a Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Principal DeputyDirector of National Intelligence. His military service ended in 2008. Michael was born on March 17th, 1945 in Pittsburgh.

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Troy Garity is an actor. Troy was given the name Troy O'Donovan Hayden by his parents Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda on July 7th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sterling Hayden was an actor, author, sailor, model, marine, oss agent, united states marine corps, and office of strategic services. His ongoing career started in 1941. Sterling was given the name Sterling Relyea Walter on March 26th, 1916 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. Sterling is also known as Sterling Walter Hayden and John Hamilton. He died on May 23rd, 1986.

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Tom Hayden is an office holder. Tom was born on December 11th, 1939 in Detroit.

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Isaac Hayden is a soccer player for the Hull City A.F.C., Arsenal F.C., Southend United F.C., Arsenal F.C. Academy, England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-18 football team. Isaac was born on March 22nd, 1995 in Chelmsford, England.

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Diana Hayden is a model (people) and actor. She holds the title Femina Miss India World 1997, Miss World 1997, and Femina Miss India. Diana was born on May 1st, 1973 in Hyderabad, India.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1888 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1891 9 0 9
1892 8 0 8
1893 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1896 8 0 8
1897 8 0 8
1898 11 0 11
1899 9 0 9
1900 10 0 10
1901 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 11 0 11
1907 9 0 9
1908 9 0 9
1909 14 0 14
1910 12 0 12
1911 19 0 19
1912 43 0 43
1913 39 0 39
1914 46 0 46
1915 67 0 67
1916 61 0 61
1917 69 0 69
1918 66 0 66
1919 65 0 65
1920 64 0 64
1921 70 0 70
1922 70 0 70
1923 76 0 76
1924 60 0 60
1925 62 0 62
1926 58 0 58
1927 54 0 54
1928 56 0 56
1929 49 0 49
1930 50 0 50
1931 38 0 38
1932 43 0 43
1933 41 0 41
1934 48 0 48
1935 52 0 52
1936 44 0 44
1937 36 0 36
1938 36 0 36
1939 29 0 29
1940 37 0 37
1941 42 0 42
1942 47 0 47
1943 49 0 49
1944 48 0 48
1945 37 0 37
1946 44 0 44
1947 55 0 55
1948 41 0 41
1949 35 0 35
1950 45 0 45
1951 37 0 37
1952 28 0 28
1953 32 0 32
1954 36 0 36
1955 24 0 24
1956 37 0 37
1957 25 0 25
1958 30 0 30
1959 45 0 45
1960 36 0 36
1961 30 0 30
1962 38 0 38
1963 28 0 28
1964 37 0 37
1965 32 0 32
1966 25 0 25
1967 29 0 29
1968 32 0 32
1969 48 6 42
1970 51 6 45
1971 45 6 39
1972 29 0 29
1973 50 8 42
1974 46 10 36
1975 56 15 41
1976 61 11 50
1977 62 13 49
1978 69 14 55
1979 78 14 64
1980 90 10 80
1981 82 16 66
1982 100 21 79
1983 76 12 64
1984 85 15 70
1985 98 18 80
1986 113 25 88
1987 152 26 126
1988 149 36 113
1989 282 43 239
1990 652 42 610
1991 1,003 77 926
1992 1,271 112 1,159
1993 1,463 139 1,324
1994 1,945 153 1,792
1995 2,052 158 1,894
1996 2,198 183 2,015
1997 2,250 182 2,068
1998 2,395 254 2,141
1999 2,682 268 2,414
2000 3,392 348 3,044
2001 3,627 365 3,262
2002 4,559 418 4,141 #96 boy name
2003 5,590 490 5,100 #84 boy name
2004 5,502 483 5,019 #87 boy name
2005 6,662 746 5,916 #76 boy name
2006 7,224 761 6,463 #73 boy name
2007 8,005 1,734 6,271 #71 boy name
2008 8,603 2,661 5,942 #76 boy name
2009 7,333 2,474 4,859 #91 boy name
2010 6,077 1,891 4,186 #96 boy name
2011 6,284 1,692 4,592 #90 boy name
2012 5,145 1,612 3,533
2013 4,646 1,683 2,963
2014 4,537 1,663 2,874
2015 4,437 1,708 2,729
2016 3,942 1,569 2,373

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Popularity of Hayden as a first name

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Popularity of Hayden as a last name

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Common last names for Hayden

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Evans
  • Johnson
  • Morgan
  • Hall
  • White
  • Moore
  • Wright
  • Martin

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hayden U.S.
  White 80.59% 64.26%
  African American 14.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hayden

People with the last name Hayden are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hayden

  • How Popular is the name Hayden? Hayden is the 575th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hayden was the 930th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hayden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 118,074 babies born with the first name Hayden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hayden 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 Hayden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hayden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hayden is Thursday, March 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Hayden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hayden was in 2006 with a total of 6,463 babies. That's a lot of babies named Hayden!
  • Random Hayden Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hayden ranks 41st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 144 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Hayden: Your name in reverse order is Nedyah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehaynd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hayden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,451 people with the last name Hayden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hayden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Hayden as their last name.

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