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Is vs. Aidan vs. too popular

I live in Illinois and only know one boy named Aidan (or any of it’s spelling varients). Is Aidan popular where you live? Do you think it’s a name on the rise to top 10 status?? I love the name, but don’t want an overly popular name for our little guy.

The Top Baby Name is...

Is

0%

Aidan

45%

Too Popular

55%

Poll created: Sep 28, 2007
Total Votes: 11

Comments

I personally don’t know any Aidans. It’s a great name!
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 09:02 AM | report
I love Aidan and don’t know anyone with that name. I prefer the spelling Aiden though.
posted by Honey :: Sep 28, 2007 09:03 AM | report
I love Aiden, I know a few, but it is a great name. I prefer it spelled Aiden
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 10:12 AM | report
I hear Aidan all the time, but I live in heavily Irish MA, so that may have something to do with it.
Check out Social security’s site: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

They track the popularity of the names that come in on newborn requests for a SS card. They’ve gone back to 1879 so far and are still working on it. The numbers for 2007 will be out around mother’s dayt 2008. Aidan is #44 natinally. Not horribly popular but up there.
posted by Lola :: Sep 28, 2007 10:39 AM | report
Forgot to mention, Aidan is the original, Irish spelling. Aisen, Aidyn, Ayden, Aydan & etc. are American variants.
posted by Lola :: Sep 28, 2007 10:40 AM | report
I know a few Aidens with different spellings. It’s 30th most popular name for baby boys in the US right now. Popular isn’t bad, but I like names to be a little more rare.
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 10:41 AM | report
I say go for it. It’s a great name and even if their are a few others it will be your little Aidan. I would use the name you love.
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 10:46 AM | report
I like Aidan, it’s my nephew’s name. I don’t know any others though I do know all kinds of little boys AND girls with rhyming names: Jayden, Braden, Caden, Hayden, Shaedyn, Peyton, Baden, Rayden... so just keep that in mind.
posted by Allyson :: Sep 28, 2007 11:02 AM | report
Hummm, thanks for the good feed back. We’re having twins and I thought Aidan and Nadia would be cute (they are the reverse of each other). Matchy, but not in an obvious way. I guess I’ll have to think it over and see how we feel about the names in a few months...
posted by poll creator :: Sep 28, 2007 12:52 PM | report
Aidan is a very cute name. I love it. I really do not know any one with the name Aidan.
Good Luck!
posted by guest :: Sep 28, 2007 12:52 PM | report
I dont know any Aidans or Aidens i love the name and if you like it go for it!
posted by Rebecca :: Sep 28, 2007 12:59 PM | report
FYI Aedan is actually the original Gaelic/Irish spelling that we chose for our son.
posted by guest :: Aug 07, 2009 10:03 PM | report

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