Caden comes from an Irish and Scottish surname, a short form of McCadden which is the anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cadáin meaning “son of Cadán”, Cadán possibly deriving from Old Irish cath (battle, fight) with the diminutive -an suffix. Caden could also be a variant form of Cade, an English occupational surname for a cooper which comes from Old French cade (barrel, cask) via Latin cadus (bottle, jar, jug) from Ancient Greek káddos (pail, jar, cask, vessel for water or wine) which may be derived from a Semitic origin. Cade may also have originated as a Medieval English given name, Cada, which comes from a Germanic root word meaning “lump” or “swelling”; it may also be related to Middle English cade referring to a pet or domestic animal that has been abandoned by its mother and reared by hand. The word itself comes from an unknown origin.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



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  • Caydin (English)
  • Kayden (English)
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  • Kaedan (English)
  • Kaiden (English)
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