Jaden is an invented name with the popular suffix “-den”, similar to names like Braden or Hayden. Jaden became popular in the USA in the 1990s when similar names were increasing in popularity. Today, Jaden is also seen as a form of the biblical name Jadon, which is of Hebrew origin.
What does the name Jaden mean?
Jaden means “thankful”, “God has heard” or “he will judge”, “whom God has judged” (from Jadon).
Other variants and nicknames
Jaden can also be spelled Jayden, Jaiden or Jadon. Even though Jaden is a unisex name, it is predominantly given to boys. Jayden is the more popular variant. Similar female variants are Jada and Jade. Anagrams for Jaden are Dejan, Djane, Edjan, Janed and Nadej. Popular nicknames for Jaden are Jay, JayJay, JJ and JD.
Middle names for Jaden
Popular middle names for Jaden are Adrian, Archer, Alexander, Blake, Benjamin, Cole, Christopher, Dean, Daniel, Elliott, Elias, Elijah, Gabriel, Henry, Isaac, James, Jonas, Joshua, Matthew, Max, Nolan, Owen, Sean, Tyler and William.
Famous people named Jaden
American rapper, singer and actor Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998) is the son of Will Smith (born 1968) and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith (born 1971). His sister Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000) is an actress and singer as well.
American singer and songwriter Jaden Isaiah Hossler (born 2001) is better known under his stage name “Jxdn”.
TikTok personality Jaden Walton (born 2006) is the twin brother of “Euphoria” actor Javon Walton.
American singer-songwriter Jaden Michaels (born 1992) has written songs with singers such as Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele and Cher Lloyd.
Jaden Gil Agassi (born 2001) is the son of Tennis legends Andre Agassi (born 1970) and Steffi Graf (born 1969).
Fictional characters named Jaden
Jaden Yuki is the protagonist of the Japanese Anime “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” and the animated movie “Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time”.
On the Disney-Show “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, Jaden Koobler, played by Luke Islam (born 2006), is a recurring character.
Jaden Korr is a main character in the video game “Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy”.
In the book “Half a World Away” by Cynthia Kadohata (born 1956), 12-year-old Jaden is the protagonist. He was born in Romania and adopted by an American couple. He has issues adapting to his new life. Everything changes when he and his parents fly to Kazakhstan to adopt another child.