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What does Thad mean?

Thad Pronunciation of Thad [thad] as a boys' name is of English and Aramaic derivation, and the name Thad means "heart". Thad is a variant form of Tad (English): short version of Thaddeus (Aramaic).


5 alternative forms via Tad, Thaddeus: Tadd, Tadeo, Tadio, Thadeus and Thady.

Creative forms:
(male) Tead, Thads, ..

(female) Thadi, Thadra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thad Alexandro (T.A.), ..

How popular is Thad?

Thad is a somewhat popular first name for males (#846 out of 1220, Top 69%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Thad reached its peak rank of #557 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Tad, Tadd, Tadeo (#1058 a year ago), Thaddeus (#703) and Thadeus are the popular related forms of Thad ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Thad reached its peak in the 1970s and is somewhat less today, with the version Thad becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thad, Tad, Tadd, Tadeo, Thaddeus, Thadeus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thad and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aad, Abad, Ahmad, Amad, Asad, Brad, Chad, Fahad, Fuad, Gad, Imad, Lad, Mead, Ohad, Rad, Read, Saad, Shad, Tab, Tadi, Taj, Tal, Tam, Tan, Tau, Tay, Taz, Ted, Tedd, Thandy, Thane, Thano, Thaw, Theo, Thom, Thor, Thu, Tod, Todd, Trai, Tsar, Twan and Vlad. These names tend to be less frequently used than Thad.

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