What does Wade mean?
Wade [wade] as a boys' name is pronounced wayde. It is of Old English and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Wade is "able to go; river ford". Also a medieval given name taken from Scandinavian mythology. Confederate general Wade Hampton.
Affiliated boy name: Dwade.Creative forms:
(male) Waden, Walde, ..
(female) Wada, Wate, .. Middle name pairings:
Wade Nasir (W.N.), ..
How popular is Wade?
Wade is a very prominent first name for males (#300 out of 1220, Top 25%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#297 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Wade reached its top position of #210 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #521. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Wade (#521 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Wayde. Adoption of these forms of Wade reached its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly less, with the version Wade going out of style.
Wade▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aad, Ad, Ade, Aed, Aodh, Ed▼ and Edd▼. Other suggested similar names are Barde, Bede, Blade, Cade, Caide, Dade, Gide, Glade, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Jude▲, Kade▲, Kayde, Meade, Quade, Reade, Shade, Slade, Wadley, Wadly, Wain, Waite, Wake, Wald, Walden, Walder, Waldi, Waldo▼, Walt, Ward▼, Warde, Warden, Ware, Wat, Watt, Way, Wayn, Wayne▼, Wayte, Wilde, Wole and Wye. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wade.See names in meaning and etymology.