The name Aedan 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 Aidan is Aiden. Nicknames for the name Aidan include Addie, Ahd, and Denny.
Famous people with the name Aidan 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 book The Secret of Kells. Aiden is a character from Anne Curtis Klause’s novel, Blood and Chocolate, and Aidan Lynch is from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. Aidan Waite is from the television series Being Human.