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What does Sade mean?

Sade /sade/ as a girls' name is pronounced shah-DAY, shar-DAY. It is of Yoruban and African origin, and the meaning of Sade is "honor confers a crown".

Short form of Folasade. The Nigerian singer Sade has influenced popularity of the name and the shar-DAY pronunciation. See also Shadiya and Sharde.

Associated with: crown (queen)


Sade has 3 variants: Sada, Sadia and Sadina.

Sade has 8 more alternative forms via Shadiya, Sharde: Shadae, Shadai, Shade, Shadi, Shadia, Shadya, Shardae and Shardei.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cyde, Sase, ..

(male) Sader, Sase, ..

How popular is Sade?

Sade is a very prominent first name for females (#1744 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#48196 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the baby name history of Sade for girls. Sade entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #475 in the U.S. in the year 1993, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shardae and Sada are the prominent related forms of Sade. Adoption of these forms of Sade was at its apex 2 decades ago (average #1491), but now, the version Sade has become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sade, Sada, Shardae in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sade and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adde, Ade, Aide, Ande, Aude, Cade, Dede, Ede, Eyde, Glade, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Kade, Kayde, Maude, Mayde, Meade, Reade, Saba, Sable, Sadah, Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Sage, Saida, Saidee, Saidey, Saidie, Saige, Sal, Sam, Samey, Sami, San, Sana, Sanda, Sande, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandy, Sandye, Sara, Sari, Sarie, Sasa, Sato, Sayda, Saydie, Sayge, Shadoe, Shae, Shane, Shaye, Sile, Sine, Skie, Skye, Stace, Sudie, Sue, Suse, Suze, Sydel and Zhade. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sade.