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Chad meaning and name origin
Chad \chad\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Chaddie, Chadd, Chadric, Chadrick and Chadwick.
For more information, see also the related name Charles.
Baby names that sound like Chad are Shad, Chet, Shadd, Shadi and Shade.
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Popularity of Chad
Chad is a very popular first name for men (#121 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#47970 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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