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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Layden

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L is for loyalty, that you show.

A is for appreciative, of all you have

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Layden

Shawn Layden is a president, ceo of sony computer entertainment america, president (corporate title), sony computer entertainment, and ceo ofsony computer entertainment america. Shawn was born in Japan.


Frank Layden is a ncaa collegiate, nba coach, and general manager. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1988. Frank was born on January 5th, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Scott was born in 1959 in Wichita, Kansas.


Elmer Layden was a college coach. Elmer was born on May 4th, 1903 in Davenport, Iowa. He left this life on June 30th, 1973.


Penny was born in 1969.


Shane was born on September 24th, 1992 in Carrick-on-Shannon.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1999 8 0 8
2002 9 0 9
2003 16 0 16
2004 21 0 21
2005 33 0 33
2006 44 8 36
2007 44 5 39
2008 54 0 54
2009 53 6 47
2010 74 6 68
2011 78 5 73
2012 96 11 85
2013 68 0 68
2014 68 0 68
2015 79 6 73
2016 54 5 49
2017 58 5 53
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Layden

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Layden as a first name

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Popularity of Layden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Layden U.S.
  White 90.80% 64.26%
  African American 3.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Layden

People with the last name Layden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Layden

  • How Popular is the name Layden? Layden is the 11,650th most popular name of all time. As a last name Layden was the 16,273rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Layden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 857 babies born with the first name Layden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Layden to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Layden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1999 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Layden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Layden is Wednesday, August 19th, 1896.
  • What year had the most people named Layden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Layden was in 2012 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Layden Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Layden is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Layden: Your name in reverse order is Nedyal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yelnda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Layden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,772 people with the last name Layden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Layden? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Layden as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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