Eden is a unisex name of Hebrew origin (in Hebrew only feminine), but of Sumerian origin as well.
What does the name Eden mean?
Eden means “place of pleasure and delight” or “paradise” (from Hebrew “éden/עֵדֶן”) and “plain”, “desert” or “steppe” (from Sumerian “edin/
Eden, a name like paradise
Since the name Eden is a unisex name, you can give it to your daughter or your son. In the US, the name is almost only known as a girl’s name, but in the UK, men are also called Eden. However, in other countries, such as Belgium, the name is only known as a boy’s name. So you can see, it is totally up to you to decide.
As a middle name for Eden, another biblical name would be suitable. For girls you could chose Eden Jemima, Eden Rebecca, Eden Maria or Eden Delila. For a boy, Eden David, Eden Thomas, Eden Christian, Eden Gabriel or Eden Daniel are good options.
Famous persons named Eden
A male representative of the name Eden is the Belgian soccer player Eden Hazard. Eden was born in 1991 in La Louvière in Belgium and turned out to be a great soccer talent as a child. Today, he is active as an attacking midfielder. In 2008, Eden was part of the Belgian national team for the first time and from 2018 he served as captain. From 2012 to 2019, Eden was under contract at Chelsea FC until he moved to Real Madrid.
Eden Sher was also born in 1991 and is an American actress. She participated in some sitcoms, but became known predominantly for her role as Sue Heck in the series “The Middle”, in which she appeared from 2009 to 2018.
Eden Brolin was born in 1994 and is the daughter of famous actor Josh Brolin and Alice Adair. Eden is now an actress herself and is known for her role as Mia in the Neo-Western TV show “Yellowstone” (since 2020). She is also the lead singer of the band “Atta Boy”.
That Eden is also a surname shows Barbara Eden (born 1931). Barbara looks back on a long acting career. Her path began as a young woman with the participation in a beauty contest, later she moved to Hollywood and worked there as a singer and dancer in nightclubs. Her big breakthrough came with her role as Jeannie in “The Enchanting Jeannie”, a television show that was popular in the sixties. Many other roles and engagements followed. Privately, Barara Eden had to suffer some strokes of fate, including the death by drug overdose of her son Matthew. She has been involved in the fight against drug addiction ever since.