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)



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