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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 boy name Charles.


Chad is a very popular first name for males (#121 out of 1220) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#47970 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chad for boys (2015 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 popularity of the boy name Chad and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chad, Chadd, Chadrick, Chadwick and Charles. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Chad is also pronounced similarly 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.


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