Associated with the Old Testament Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve lived before they were expelled. Occasionally used as a boy's name, it first debuted on the girls popularity chart in 1986. Its associated with the surname of film and television actress and singer, Barbara Eden, most famous for her role in "I Dream of Jeannie" from 1965 to 1970. Also considered a literary name for the novel, "East of Eden," by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck in 1952, that was adapted into a 1955 film starring James Dean in his first major film role and the 1986 novel, "The Garden of Eden" by Ernest Hemingway, that was published after his death in 1961. , Paradise

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