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What does Cadence mean?

Cadence /ca-den-ce/ 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.

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

(male) Cadenci, Cadenne, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Cadence for girls. Cadence was first listed in 2002 and reached its highest rank of #199 in the U.S. in 2007, and is at #335 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the girl name Cadence and affiliated names. Kaydence (#290 via latest list), Kadence (#514), Cady and Cadance are the prominent variation forms of Cadence (#335 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Cadence was common among parents in 2009 (median #976) and is almost as conventional today (#1027, 23% less usage). Cadence is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Kaydence is now the preferred form.

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

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