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What does Kade mean?

Kade Pronunciation of Kade [kade] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Kade) is pronounced kayd. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Kade is "from the wetlands". Also a variant of Cade. See also Cadell.

Associated with: scottish.


Kade has 3 variants: Kaden, Kadon and Kadrick.

5 more different relations via Cade, Cadell: Cadel, Caden, Caide, Kayde and Kayden.

Creative forms:
(male) Kede, Kode, ..

(female) Kadra, Kazie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kade Maxon (K.M.), ..

How popular is Kade?

Kade is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#43157 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kade was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #366 in the U.S. in 2002, and is presently at #385. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Kade (#385 via latest list) are Kayden (#95 via latest list), Kaden (#179), Caden (#192) and Cade (#364). Other forms, like Cadel, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Kade was common 7 years ago (median #213) and is almost as widespread today (#243, 18.5% less usage). Kayden and Kade are two of the more trendy boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kade, Cade, Caden, Kaden, Kayden in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kaden, Kayden outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kade is pronounced similarly to Kidd and Quade. Other recommended names are Ade, Barde, Bede, Blade, Dade, Dwade, Gide, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jude, Kacy, Kadan, Kadar, Kadeem, Kadeen, Kadeer, Kadin, Kadir, Kadyn, Kaeden, Kael, Kagen, Kahn, Kai, Kaiden, Kail, Kaile, Kain, Kaine, Kairde (see Caird), Kaj, Kale, Kaleb, Kalen, Kaley, Kam, Kamden, Kana, Kane, Kano, Kapel, Karel, Kari, Karl, Karle, Karr, Kasee, Kasey, Kasi, Kasie, Kass, Kato, Kay, Kaye, Kayne, Kaz, Keane, Keder, Keye, Kile, Kobe, Kodey, Kodi, Kodie, Kody, Kwame, Kye, Kyle, Meade, Reade, Shade and Wade. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kade.