What does Chad mean?
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.
Affiliated boy name: Charles.Creative forms:
(male) Chaad, Corad, ..
(female) Chadda, Chadde, .. 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)
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.
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.