Hayden Name Meaning & Origin

Hayden

Pronunciation: HAY-dən (key)

Origin of the name Hayden:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from several place-names. It is from the Old English elements hēg (hay) and denu (valley); hēg (hay) and dun (hill); and hege (hedge) and dun (hill). Alternatively, the name is from the Irish Gaelic ÓhÉideáin and ÓhÉidín (descendant of Eideán or Éidín). The names are derived from éideadh (clothing).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Haden, Haiden, Haidyn

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Nicknames for Hayden

Hayds
Den
Hays ~haze~
Haydee
Haydee boy
Haydee baby
Haydee boo

Meanings and history of the name Hayden

Heathen or Fire (German)
From the hedged in valley - Old English
In Welsh the meaning of the name Hayden is: Fire. Derived from the Celtic name Aidan.

Famous real-life people named Hayden

Hayden Christensen, actor (Star Wars Episode II & III)
Hayden Fry, college football coach
Hayden Paniettierre, actress (best known for television series Heroes and Nashville)
Hayden Florence (b. 2007), son of chef and television host Tyler Florence

Hayden in song, story & screen

TV "Coach" Hayden Fox
Main Character, Berkeley "Hayden" Mitchell in book Perfectly Scarred by DC Nixon

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