from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hayden, Robert 1913-1980. American poet whose works, such as Heart-Shape in the Dust (1940), often explore the history and experiences of African Americans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname, in general use since the 1990s.
Old English place name heg ("hay") + denu ("valley"). (Wiktionary)