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 (#4264 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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 the year 2010 (usage of 0.7876%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.755%, down 4.1%). 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.