Braden (given name)
|Word/name||Irish and English|
|Meaning||descendant of Bradán|
Braden is a name that is popular in the United States and Canada. Its origin is confined to the British Isles and has two ancient sources.
The English meaning of Braden is "broad valley". or "broad hillside". The name has a strong Saxon origin and is most commonly found in the English county of Sussex. Additionally, there is a Braden (Braydon) Forest in Wiltshire, now mostly cut down, but it was mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the site of a battle in 904AD.
The Gaelic Irish surname Ó Bradáin, meaning descendant of Bradán. Bradán is derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning "salmon". The bradán feasa is the Salmon of Wisdom in an Irish legend about Fionn MacCool.
The name has many alternate spellings, including: Braden, Bradan, Bradin, Bradun, Bradyn, Braedan, Braeden, Braedin, Braedon, Braedyn, Braidan, Braiden, Braidon, Braidun, Braidyn, Braydan, Brayden, Braydin, Braydon, Braydyn, Bradiss or Bradn (with an implied second syllable but no second vowel). Some spellings have two ds (i.e., Bradden), but maintain the same pronunciation. It is in use for both boys and girls, but is more common for boys.
People with the name
- Braden Allenby (born 1950), American scientist
- Braden Barty (born 1970), American film producer
- Braden Birch (born 1989), Canadian ice hockey player
- Braden Gellenthien (born 1986), American archer
- Braden Holtby (born 1989), Canadian ice hockey player
- Braden Hunt, American voice actor
- Braden King (born 1971), American filmmaker
- Braden Looper (born 1974), American baseball player
- Braden Mclean (born 1991), Canadian volleyball player
- Braden Shipley (born 1992), American baseball player
- Braden Wilson (born 1989), American football player
- Braden Draper (born 2002), American high school football player
- Braden Hess (born 1988), American philosopher and athletic phenom
- Behind the Name
- Rosenkrantz, Linda, and Satran, Pamela Redmond (2007). Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2
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