Round, Lumpish, Cask

Cade Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \c(a)-de\
Number in U.S 👶 28,000
Rate in 2021 762
Numerology 🔢 4
Name origin 🌍 English

Meaning of Cade

Cade is the transferred use of an English surname derived from the medieval epithet “Cada” which in turn originated from a Germanic word meaning 'round, lumpy'. This nickname prior to the 7th century would have been used for a corpulent person. Alternatively, but less likely, the surname developed from the Middle English word 'Cade' meaning 'domestic animal, domesticated animal'. In this case, the nickname would have been used for a gentle, harmless person. The surname dates from 12th century England. Cade is also sometimes considered a shortened form of the Scottish Gaelic name-Caden. The first name Cade notably appeared as a minor character in Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel "Gone with the Wind." Cade Calvert was a southern boy from a good family whom Scarlett's father wanted her to marry at the beginning of the novel, but whom Scarlett "would not have on a silver platter." Cade returns from the Civil War a broken man with terminal tuberculosis. Still, it's probably the first time Cade was introduced as a given name by Americans. Southerners more or less started the trend of using surnames as given names in the United States.


Cade appeared on the male naming charts sporadically throughout the 1970s and '80s, but it wasn't until the 1990s that it became apparent that he was here to stay. Since 1990, Cade has made some impressive strides up the popularity charts, even though it appears to be the solution at moderate levels of use today. Caden is the much more popular name, and probably the real reason behind Cade's success. It's a good alternative to Caden for parents who prefer snappier one-syllable names. It is one of those names that image many different types of boys. It could be the name of a little cowboy in the rugged west, or a gentile boy from southern Ireland in ancestry. It could be the rough and tumble soccer player or a minimalist artist in Soho. Cade is neither luxurious, nor visible. It's just that simple. Plain lovable, that is.

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10/5/2022 5:41:58 PM

we are naming our son you think putting the "y" in it makes it a girls way of spelling it?

10/1/2022 11:43:12 AM

Our son Cade was born in Sept 2018 and it was the only name my husband and I agreed on for our second son. Everyone loves the name except you do have to spell it at first for those who have never heard it. It'seems to fit him well and we got the name because our older'son went to preschool with a Cade who was named after the football player. I loved the name as soon as I first heard it and was so glad my husband agreed!!

9/23/2022 6:48:52 AM

My son, Cade Aaron was born in June 2012. We got the name idea from the UCLA quarterback, Cade McNown...great strong sounding name!

9/20/2022 1:48:56 AM

My son is 20 months and his name is Cade. We LOVE the name!

9/17/2022 10:23:06 PM

My husband and I are strongly considering the name Cade if we have a boy. (due in 6 weeks) I really love it. It's strong and unique!

9/17/2022 11:13:02 AM

My son is Cade Erickson born Oct 09, I had never even heard the name until I stumbled across it online and my husband fell in love with it...within min'tes after he was born I let my husband decide the final choice between cade and evan and of course he chose Cade...he is now 2months old and I LOVE the name- so glad I let him name our son and hopefully it wont get too trendy because I love the uniqueness as well...HA HA we also have to spell his name out to most all people who ask his name, its rountine now to say Cade...C-A-D-E hahaha

8/19/2022 4:22:12 PM

We named my son Caiden Quinn, We thought it was an unusual name LOL now every other kid is named Caiden, Aiden, Jayden, Payden EEERRR if we would have known how popular the name was going to become we wouldnt have named Caiden

7/23/2022 10:08:42 AM

Baby Cade Kavanagh...welcome to the plan't May 22 2018

6/9/2022 5:39:36 AM

I LOVE this name!! if we have a boy I will defin'tely call him Cade. Its strong, and unique. I also like Tate and Cole.

5/25/2022 3:19:12 AM

We are going to name our son Felix its a great name

3/27/2022 11:56:42 PM

My name is Michael Cade escobedo 16 years old born 2006 and I love my name. Even'though its my middle name I always tell people to call me case because there are enough Michael's and only at least 2 cades in my city of 10,000 or more people and as I'm reading all these comments I recognised allot of things I went through to explain'to the people who first hear my name what I said but the way I do it is I say "like arcade without the ar" and its worked pretty well so far. I really like that over the years of me telling other people my name that'someone who met me three years ago and who's name I don't even rember points me out of a crowd of kids and comes over to to me. I like that my name is still unique enough that'someone will remember me clearly just because of it. To all the parents who name their kids cade you just made him the most. Well known kid in

2/3/2022 1:00:36 AM

My husband and i have decided on'the name Cade for our little boy who is due to be born in December, I'm n't sure how we r going to spell it yet, either Kade, Kaid, Caid or cade......

1/21/2022 4:33:00 PM

cade rox as a name. I'm cade and i was born in 2001. I don' know any other cades so rock on all you cades. (People are starting to call their kids cade more often now)

12/6/2021 9:38:06 PM

Its the name of a character in Gone With the Wind! I love it.

11/28/2021 10:24:00 PM

I think the name Cade is very unique and n't one of those names that there will be "two or three" of in a child's class. My wife and I are seriously considering naming our baby Kincade and calling him Cade.

10/6/2021 10:33:00 PM

I had my Cade in 2012. He loves it. Some people think It'should be spelled Kade. Last year in his class he had a girl named Caden, and girl whose last name was Cade as well as himself. In fottball this past year, there was a Brayden, Cade, Kayden, Jayden and Jay. Say that 10 times fast!

9/25/2021 4:37:30 PM

I love this name! If I have a boy he will be named Cade James

9/9/2021 9:55:12 AM

Our baby boy is due Sept 13, 2020 and we have chosen Cade as a middle name. We chose it after Cade's Cove in'the'smoky Mtns. That is one of the most beautiful places we have ever'seen. We have had several people comment on it. Either they like it, or they don't. We are choosing the first name Memphis.

9/2/2021 12:18:18 PM

I named my son Cade in 2011 and there were no other Cades and now I am starting to hear it more

8/31/2021 3:34:30 AM

My 2 yr old is Cade Ryan. I love the name but people do think its Code, Kate, or Cain. It's a very strong name and n't many Cade's around, but lots of Kaden's

8/26/2021 2:41:24 PM

I just named my baby boy Cade. I love the name because it is great for when'they are little and still sounds good for when'they are older and it doesn't require a nickname.

8/16/2021 4:47:24 PM

Our son's name is Cade so we gave it a "thumbs up" as you would suspect. We were uncertain at first because we thought people might think it was too "different". We grew to really love it and felt it was the perfect name for our son in no time. We did n't anticipate people thinking we were saying "Kate" when we said his name and he learned to spell his name at an early age because we often respondes, "Cade, C-A-D-E" when asked what his name is, and he quickly followed with that habit. Overall, we are happy with the name and It'suits our son well. He is a personable, easy-going, funny boy on one hand. Yet, still manages to be a curious and energetic learner who tries new things and stays at it until he masters a new skill. We can play quietly and contentedly at times, but is also active and adventuresome. We find a nice balance in him.

7/28/2021 2:22:30 PM

It'sounds like a dogs name ... sorry my best friends sons name is that and i just cant get that thought out of my head :(

7/19/2021 4:22:12 AM

In'the fall of 1997 my mother named my brother Cade after a dear friend by the name of Bill Cade. Bill himself is a fairly well known folk musician and a good guy. I beli've my brother is very likely the ground-zero Cade. Over the years, people would comment on'the uniqueness of his name and it began'to get back to us that they had given'the name to one of their own children. Mom, unwittingly, started a trend.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Cade?
The origin of the name Cade is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Cade?
Almost 28000 people are named Cade.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Cade?
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