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What does Cadence mean?

Cadence Pronunciation of Cadence [ca-dence] as a girls' name is pronounced KAY-dens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Cadence is "with rhythm". Modern name based on the musical term. A feminine name linked with the masculine name Caden. Literary: Cadence Roth is the main character in Armistead Maupin's 1992 novel "Maybe the Moon". Cadence Flaherty is a character in the 2003 film "American wedding".

Associated with: modern, musical (opera), moon.


Cadence has 8 variants: Cadance, Cadena, Cadenza, Cady, Kadena, Kadence, Kadenza and Kaydence.

Creative forms:
(female) Cadenca, Cadenne, ..

(male) Cadenci, Cadenne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cadence Hailey (C.H.), ..

How popular is Cadence?

Cadence is an uncommon first name for women. Cadence is an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cadence was first listed in 2002 and reached its highest rank of #199 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #341 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cadence name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cadence outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Kaydence (#348 via latest list), Kadence (#575), Cady and Cadance are the prominent variation forms of Cadence (#341 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Cadence was common among parents in 2009 (median #976) and is somewhat less today (#1052, 31% less usage). Cadence is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Kaydence appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cadence, Cadance, Cady, Kadence, Kaydence in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cadence outside U.S.