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What does Cade mean?

Cade /cade/ 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).

Associated with: old english, gentle, surname


Cade has 6 variants: Caden, Caide, Kade, Kaden, Kayde and Kayden.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Calde, Cede, ..

(female) Cadera, Cata, ..

How popular is Cade?

Cade is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4264 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cade for boys. Cade was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #201 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #361 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Cade and affiliated names. Kayden (#90 from current records), Kaden (#171), Caden (#198) and Kade (#405) are the popular varying forms of Cade (#361 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Cade was widespread among parents a decade ago (average #213) and is almost as conventional today (#245, down 15.3%). Cade has been the top favorite, although Kade appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cade, Caden, Kade, Kaden, Kayden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaden, Kayden outside U.S.

Similar Names


Cade is alike in pronunciation to Kidd and Quade. Other suggested similar names are Ade, Barde, Bede, Blade, Cabe, Cable, Cace, Cacey, Cadan, Cadbee, Cadbey (see Cadby), Cadby, Cadel, Cadell, Cadoc, Cadog, Cadon, Cadyn, Caeo, Cai, Caile, Cain, Caine, Caio, Cairde, Caje, Cal, Cale, Caleb, Caley, Camden, Carden, Carel, Carew, Carne, Cary, Case, Casey, Cass, Cato, Caw, Cayce, Cayle, Cayo, Caz, Ced, Chad, Chadd, Chane, Chase, Cid, Clyde, Cobe, Codey, Codie, Cody, Coe, Cope, Coye, Crane, Cree, Cyd, Dade, Gide, Glade, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jude, Meade, Slade, Wade and Wayde. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cade.