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Origin: English

Meaning: a surname derived from a place name meaning "hay valley" or "hay hill" from English elements heg (hay) and denu (valley) or dun (hill).

Spelled Haydn, it's a German surname meaning "pagan" or "heathen" from German heide.

I've also seen it listed as a Gaelic surname, O'Hayden, the Anglicized form of Ó hÉidín meaning "descendant of Eidin", the latter being a diminutive of èideadh meaning "dress, garb" or "clothes".



Variants:

  • Hadyn
  • Haden 

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