Eden Name Meaning

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The name Eden means "place of pleasure and delight." It is a magical, peaceful name with biblical roots and Hebrew origins.

According to the bible, the Garden of Eden was God's gift to the first humans, Adam and Eve. As the story goes, it was a luscious garden that God intended for Adam and Eve to live in peacefully, contently, and innocently as they effortlessly reaped the fruits of their paradise.

The Garden of Eden contained a special tree called the tree of knowledge of good and evil and Adam and Eve were forbidden, by God, to eat its fruit. However, they ate an apple from the forbidden tree and therefore were banished from the Garden of Eden.

Needless to say, the name Eden has deeply planted roots.

  • Origin: The name Eden is of Hebrew origin meaning "place of pleasure." In the bible, Eden is God's garden of paradise for Adam and Eve.
  • Gender: The name Eden is more often used as a girl's name but it is gaining popularity for boys too.
  • Pronunciation: ed-en or ee-din

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular is the Name Eden?

For decades, starting in the 80s, the name Eden has been in the top 1000 names for girls. It has slowly but steadily increased in popularity throughout this time. In 2020, it reached peak popularity at 130.

As a boy's name, Eden has been less popular, arriving in the top 1000 charts in 2008 where is placed 895. Since then, the name has grown in popularity. Its most popular year was 2019, where it placed 468th in the charts.

Not yet a top 100 name, the name Eden still feels somewhat rare and interesting.

Name Variations

The following are variations of the name Eden:

  • Eaden (Hebrew)
  • Eadin (Hebrew)
  • Edenia (Spanish, Hebrew)
  • Edin (Albanian)
  • Edini (Albanian)
  • Edinia (Hebrew)

Similar Names

Similar sounding names to Eden:

  • Aiden
  • Arden
  • Arlo
  • Aspen
  • Eton
  • Ember
  • Eston
  • Evan

Other biblical names:

  • Ananais
  • Bartholomew
  • Bernice
  • Cyprus
  • Imma
  • Manaen
  • Mara
  • Martha
  • Salome
  • Sapphira
  • Simeon

Other garden-inspired names:

  • Aster
  • Abilene
  • Daisy
  • Dalilah
  • Juniper
  • Fern
  • Magnolia
  • Peony
  • Thorne
  • Wren

Common Nicknames

There are a few nicknames for those with the name Eden:

  • Ed
  • Edie
  • Eddie
  • Den
  • Denny

Suggested Sibling Names

Looking for ideal sibling names to go with Eden? Here are some suggestions:

  • Avery
  • Bea
  • Cloe
  • Emmet
  • Faye
  • Jaxon
  • Juliet
  • Kyle
  • Laila
  • Mae
  • Nora
  • Ollie
  • Poppy
  • Quinn
  • Rosie
  • Theo
  • Vivien
  • Zack

Famous People Named Eden

Here are some notable people who share the name Eden:

  • Eden Hazard, Belgian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for the Spanish team, Real Madrid
  • Eden Phillpotts, an English author, poet, and dramatist
  • Eden Riegel, an American actress who played Bianca Montgomery in the popular daytime drama "All My Children"

More Baby Names

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    1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of names. Updated 2021.

By Shannon Day
Shannon Day is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, lifestyle, and women's humor. She has been published in several online parenting and lifestyle sites as well as in print. Shannon is also the co-author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!