What does Rashad mean?
Rashad /ra-shad/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced rah-SHAD. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Rashad is "good judgment".
How popular is Rashad?
Rashad is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1054 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#38464 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rashad for boys. Rashad was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #356 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #913. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Rashaad is the only other popular alternative form of Rashad (#913 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in 1990 (usage of 0.3635%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0435%, down 88%), with the version Rashad becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rashad and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)