Raiden: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A name of Japanese origin meaning “thunder and lightning.” So maybe naming your kid Raiden will lessen the chance of him scaring the bejeezus out of you by appearing at your bedside during a thunderstorm. But probably not.


This kinda depends on your pronunciation. If you pronounce it RAY-den, then “Raid” isn’t really a great way to shorten it. If you pronounce it RYE-den, which is the actual pronunciation, you could potentially shorten it to Raid, pronounced like “ride.”

Famous people named Raiden:

The most notable is Raiden, a character from the video game Mortal Kombat, but he’s not real, soooo …

Fun fact:

Raiden is a very video-gamey name, with characters by that name not only in Mortal Kombat, but in Metal Gear, Fatal Fury, and Okami as well.

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