What does Cade mean?
Cade \c(a)-de\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Cade) is pronounced kayd. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cade is "round, gentle; cask". Transferred use of the surname, which was originally a nickname. Literary: name of a character in Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" (1936).
Cade is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3193 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cade for boys. Cade was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #201 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #361 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Cade and affiliated names. Kayden (#90 the previous year), Kaden (#171), Caden (#198) and Kade (#405) are the popular varying forms of Cade (#361 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 2010 and is somewhat lower today. The trendier boy names in this compilation are Kayden (#90), Kade (#405), Cade (#361), Kaden (#171) and Caden (#198). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cade▲ is alike in pronunciation to Quade. Other suggested similar baby names are Cabe, Cace, Cadel, Caje, Cale▼, Case▲, Cato, Ced, Chad▼, Chadd, Cid, Codey▼, Codie▼, Cody▲, Cyd, Dade, Jade▼ and Wade▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cade.