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pinWhat does Chad mean?

Chad /chad/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced chad. It is of Old English origin. Modern spelling of the medieval given name Ceadda, borne by a seventh-century saint who was Archbishop of York. Also a short form of various surnames. Actors Chad Everett, Chad Lowe; football players Chad Morton, Chad Pennington.


Chad has 5 variants: Chadd, Chaddie, Chadric, Chadrick and Chadwick.

Affiliated boy name: Charles.

Kreatif forms: Chadco, Chadio, Cochad. [more]

pinHow popular is Chad?

Chad is a very prominent first name for men (#121 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#42830 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Chad for boys. Chad entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #703 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chad name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Chad and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Chad (#703 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Charles (#51 the previous year), Chadwick, Chadrick and Chadd. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5664%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2492%, down 56%), with the forms Chad and Chadwick becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chad, Chadd, Chadrick, Chadwick, Charles in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Chad is alike in pronunciation to Shad, Shadd and Shade. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Ced, Chai, Chan, Chand, Chap, Chas, Chaz, Chet, Cid, Cyd, Ohad and Thad. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chad.