Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Invented by American parents in the 1990s to rhyme with the equally fashionable Aidan, Braden, Hayden and Jayden. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Caden is obsessed with disease and dying; his wife, Adele (the unconquerable Catherine Keener), thinks a lot about her husband dying, too, but in a hopeful way.

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  • “Wait, Griffin!” called Caden Nosam, tapping on Griffin’s backpack.

    The Wish Stealers

  • Guard Jamal Crook started 18 games as a freshman, and he will be asked to increase his production next season, as will freshman wing Caden Dickerson, who also started 18 games, averaged 5.9 ppg and shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range.

    Sun Belt Conference

  • -- Freshman wing Caden Dickerson scored 199 points this season, leaving him one point shy of becoming just the 11th freshman in WKU history to score at least 200 points in a season.

    Sun Belt Conference

  • After Caden receives the MacArthur grant, he strives to recreate every aspect of his life within a massive glassed-in “stage,” with actors playing himself and everyone he knows, gradually becoming more detached from reality as his never-seen “art” is perfected and civilization devolves outside of his studio.

    Art as Affliction

  • Im just glad that we are finally emerging from the dark years of Jaden, Hayden, Braden and Caden.

    Chloe busts into the Top 10 (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Junior's 8-year-old son Caden, from a past relationship, lives with them every other week.

    Father And Son Veterans Help Each Other Heal After Brain Injuries

  • Caden slapped him on the back, hollering his congratulations to be heard over the noise of those gathered around them.

    Healing the Highlander

  • He opened his eyes and glanced down to the bench where he sat, catching up his shirt to wipe the sweat from his face before turning his attention back to the arena where his brother Caden pitted his skills against those of Alasdair Maxwell.

    Healing the Highlander

  • It had been the part about how she was sure Leah and Drew would be as happy as she and Caden that had gotten to Leah.

    Healing the Highlander

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