Aiden Variation Trivia

Here’s some interesting trivia for ya:
In 2011, here’s how many babies were born with each of these names-
[name]Aiden[/name] = 15,389
[name]Aidan[/name] = 3,685
[name]Ayden[/name] = 6,085
[name]Cayden[/name] = 2,548
[name]Caden[/name] = 3,018
[name]Caiden[/name] = 1,214
[name]Kaden[/name] = 3,261
[name]Kayden[/name] = 4,244
[name]Jayden[/name] = 16,861
[name]Jaden[/name] = 3,777
[name]Jaiden[/name] = 2,350
[name]Brayden[/name] = 8,962
[name]Braden[/name] = 1,329
[name]Hayden[/name] = 6,240
[name]Kaiden[/name] = 2,386

[name]Add[/name] those up and it comes out to: 81,349 (just in 2011)
and that doesn’t even include several dozen more spelling variations. In fact, it doesn’t even include all the spelling variations that made it into the top 1000 most common name list. [name]Add[/name] all those up and it’d be at least 90,000

To put that in perspective, the #1 most common name of 2011, [name]Jacob[/name], had 20,153 (and spelling variations to add to that list were very minimal, less than 1000 [name]Jakob[/name]'s). Less than 1/4 the number of [name]Aiden[/name] variations.

Further perspective, the most common name of the 20th century, [name]James[/name], only had one year (1947) that ever surpassed the 90,000 number. The second most common name of the 20th century, [name]John[/name], has never had a year that reached this number, ever (and it was the most common name for several decades in a row).


My eyes are bleeding! Give me a [name]Jacob[/name], [name]John[/name] or [name]James[/name] any day. :slight_smile: Thanks for the stats. It really makes one think about “popularity”.