The name Aiden is of Irish origin and means "Little Fire." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
The most common alternate spelling of the name Aiden is Aidan. Other spellings include Ayden, Aydan, Aydin, Aedan, Aidyn, and Aadyn. Nicknames for the name Aiden include Addie, Ahd, and Denny. Famous people with the name Aiden include actors Aidan Quinn, Aidan Gould, and Aidan Devine. Aidan is a popular name among European football players, including Aiden Palmer, Aidan Price, and Aidan O’Kane. Fictional characters with the name Aiden include Aiden from the novel, The Secret of Kells. Aiden is a character from Anne Curtis Klause’s novel, Blood and Chocolate, and Aidan Lynch is from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Aidan Waite is from the television series Being Human, and one of the more popular characters on television was Aidan Shaw from Sex and the City played by John Corbett. It was probably Aidan Shaw that catapulted the name onto the baby name charts in the early 2000s.