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Wade meaning and name origin
Wade \wa-de\ as a boy's 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.
Wade has 4 variant forms: Waddell, Wadell, Wayde and Waydell.
For more information, see also the related name Dwade.
Baby names that sound like Wade are Jade, Aad, Aadi, Ade, Fadi, Jayde, Jaide, Jada, Jude, Waite, Wayte, Wat and Watt.
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Popularity of Wade
Wade is a very popular first name for men (#300 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#267 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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