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The first name 

Brayden is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

The name Brayden is very popular!

The first name Brayden is one of the top 100 most popular boys names in the US – currently at #64 in our SmartGenius ranking. Over 1,000 babies each year are named Brayden, accounting for approximately 0.30 % of all newborn boys. In the entire USA, approximately 127,445 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Brayden. That is 0.04 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Brayden mean?

The name Brayden is of English origin and it is a modern variant of the name Braden. It is composed of two elements, ‘brad’ meaning broad, and ‘denu’ meaning valley. It’s a name that is often associated with nature, strength, and stability.

The Old English denu... used to be a common word for valley. Its variant dean is frequently found as a component of English place-names.

The name Brayden is shared by many famous people

A model and musician

Brayden Dunbar (*1997)
Dunbar is an Australian model and actor, who also started to gain attention as a musician since 2021. Too Hard To Love (2021) and Better Alone (2020) are two of the most prominent songs of the proud Aboriginal.

An ice hockey player

Brayden Schenn (*1991)
Schenn is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, who was selected in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Los Angeles Kings as fifth overall. He is a Stanley Cup champion with the St. Louis Blues and won the world championship with Canada.

Canadian tennis player

Brayden Schnur (*1995)
Since 2016, Schnur is a professional tennis player. The young Canadian has had matches in all four Grand Slam singles tournaments. In 2019, he played his first match at Wimbledon, the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Social media celebrity

Brayden Whaley (*2003)
Known for his lip sync, dance, and fitness videos, Whaley is a successful TikToker and model. He is a native of California and began posting content in September 2019. In addition, Whaley is also active on YouTube.

Go on a journey to places 
with your name

When you hear the name Brayden, you might first think of people. But did you know that there are also places with the name Brayden? Are you also called Brayden? Maybe one day you will visit the places that are named just like you...

A lake...

in the US state of Minnesota is called Brayden Lake.

Brayden Pointe...

is a residential community located in the U.S. state of Florida.

In San Angelo,...

Texas, youll find Brayden Park Assisted Living & Memory Care. It is located in a quiet neighborhood in the southwestern part of the city.

Brayden -
very special and well known across the entire USA

Everyone knows him, everyone loves him and still he’s different from the mainstream: Brayden occurs in every single state of the U.S. This may sound quite unspectacular at first, but in fact, of the nearly 50,000 different male first names that occur in the USA, only 386 are recorded in each individual state, so the name Brayden is definitely something very special. However, at the same time, since the name does not appear in the top 100 most common first names in any single state, Brayden is not one of those names that everyone encounters in his neighbourhood, but stands out from the crowd, captures attention and is something special without being strange or unknown. From Alaska to Florida, a total of 127,287 men and boys of all generations bear the name Brayden – that is one in 1,306. However, there are considerable regional differences – the name is far more popular than average in Utah, where one in 400 men and boys is called Brayden, while it is particularly rare in Washington, D.C., where you have to ask an average of 12,264 men for their name to get Brayden as an answer once.

Brayden has 7 letters 
and begins with a B

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter B is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for boys' names: 4.2% of all common boys' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names are J and A, while X and U are the least common initials of boys' names.

With seven letters, the name Brayden has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that if 4.2% of all boys' names start with a B, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Brian is the boys’ name starting with B, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
B, r, a, y, d, e and n

If you take all the letters in the name Brayden – B, r, a, y, d, e and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Brandye or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Brayden

If your name is Brayden and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Brayden

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Brayden, you can simply say:








This is how the name Brayden is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Brayden in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Brayden

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Brayden is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Brayden

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Brayden sounds like this: