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Aidan seems to be a big name in the United States right now. I thought it was some recent thing, since there's been a tendency toward more and more unique names in the past few decades. So I was surprised to come across the name when I was reading about the seventh century in a world history book. I guess Aidan was a revered Irish missionary, according to Bede's "A History of the English Church an People, A.D. 731-732.

No question, just found it interesting. You learn something new every day.


Asked by Ballad at 12:44 PM on Feb. 27, 2013 in Baby Names

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  • I really dislike the name and anything that sounds close to it.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:55 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • I think the popularity exploded because of Sex in the City.

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 12:45 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • Yep, ^^^
    Notice the number of Aidan's/Aiden's/Ayden's skyrocketed after the character appeared on the show in 2001.

    Answer by 3libras at 12:48 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • It's a horrible name, IMO.

    Is it weird that I've never seen sex & the city. I know it has horse mouth chick & a slutty character. I. Suck. Lol

    Answer by funlovinlady at 12:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • That is really interesting, when thinking about DH's nephew who's middle name is Aidan.

    Answer by idareyou at 12:55 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • There was an Aidan in my Son's preschool class actually.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:19 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • stick out tongue miniMy DS has a Aidan(Ayden,Aiden) since he started preschool 8 years ago thank goodness DH hated the name because it was actually on my list of names.


    Answer by liss05 at 7:36 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • Is it weird that I've never seen sex & the city.

    I never have,, either. I'm not even remotely interested in the show.

    Comment by Ballad (original poster) at 12:54 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

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