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What does Shad mean?

Shad Pronunciation of Shad as a boys' name is pronounced shad. It is of English origin. Short form of the biblical Shadrach, the Babylonian name of one of the three young Hebrew men who were cast into a fiery furnace and miraculously survived. Also a nature name: the shad is a common food fish in both Europe and America. Radio/TV personality Shadoe Stevens.

ASSOCIATED WITH Sha-, biblical


VARIANTS Shadd, Shadoe, Shadow



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How popular is Shad?

Shad is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1164 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#30292 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Shad was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #506 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Shad is pronounced similarly to Chad, Chadd and Shade. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aad, Abad, Ahmad, Amad, Asad, Brad, Fahad, Fuad, Gad, Imad, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Said, Sal, Sam, Seal, Sean, Shaan, Shaday, Shadi, Shae, Shai, Shaka, Shan, Shandy, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shaq, Shaul, Shaun, Shaw, Shawn, Shay, Shaye, Shayn, Shays, Shea, Shem, Shep, Shia, Shoda, Shug, Sid, Slade, Sohan, Spud, Stan, Syd, Syed, Tad, Thad and Vlad. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shad.