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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raiden

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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Raiden is of Japanese origin and means "Thunder and lightning".
  • A submission from Philippines says the name Raiden means "A good boy".
  • A user from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Raiden means "God Spirit".
  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Raiden is of Japanese origin and means "Literally means "God Spirit" , has an association with the God of Thunder".
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Raiden

Raiden Tameemon was a sumo wrestler. Raiden was born in Tōmi, Nagano. He passed away on February 11th, 1825.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1993 7 0 7
1994 5 0 5
1995 8 0 8
1996 21 0 21
1997 17 0 17
1998 37 0 37
1999 39 0 39
2000 37 0 37
2001 66 0 66
2002 92 0 92
2003 139 7 132
2004 151 5 146
2005 146 0 146
2006 190 11 179
2007 218 8 210
2008 293 8 285
2009 378 15 363
2010 388 11 377
2011 490 15 475
2012 509 20 489
2013 519 18 501
2014 610 18 592
2015 658 26 632
2016 777 39 738
2017 815 26 789
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International Interest for Raiden

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Raiden as a first name

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Popularity of Raiden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raiden U.S.
  White 82.68% 64.26%
  African American 9.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raiden

People with the last name Raiden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Raiden

  • What name lists does Raiden rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Raiden? Raiden is the 3,187th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raiden was the 133,048th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raiden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,610 babies born with the first name Raiden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raiden to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raiden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Raiden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raiden is Monday, January 15th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Raiden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raiden was in 2017 with a total of 789 babies.
  • Random Raiden Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raiden ranks 69th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 21 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Raiden: Your name in reverse order is Nediar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnedai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raiden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 127 people with the last name Raiden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raiden? Raiden is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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