Home > Chad


What does Chad mean?

Chad Pronunciation of Chad [chad] 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.

Associated with: old english, modern, medieval, saint, surnames.


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

Affiliated boy name: Charles.

Creative forms:
(male) Chaad, Corad, ..

(female) Chol, Chra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chad Victor (C.V.), ..

How 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)

Chad entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #763 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Chad (#763 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Charles (#50 the previous year), Chadwick, Chadrick and Chadd. These forms of Chad were popular as birth names a century ago (adoption of 4.3%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.4%, 90.8%), with forms like Chadwick going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chad, Chadd, Chadrick, Chadwick, Charles in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chad is alike in pronunciation to Shad, Shadd and Shade. Other suggested similar names are Aad, Abad, Ahmad, Amad, Asad, Brad, Cade, Cahan, Cai, Cal, Cam, Cap, Card, Caw, Caz, Ced, Chace, Chai, Chaim, Champ, Chan, Chand, Chane, Chang, Chann, Chano, Chany, Chap, Chaps, Chas, Chase, Chayo, Chaz, Chazz, Che, Chet, Chic, Chik, Chip, Cian, Cid, Claud, Clay, Cord, Cram, Cyd, Czar, Fahad, Fuad, Gad, Imad, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Tad, Thad and Vlad. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chad.