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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 boy name Dwade.


Popularity

Wade is a very popular first name for males (#300 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#267 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Wade is also pronounced similarly to Aad and Ade. Other suggested similar baby names are Cade, Dade, Jade, Kade, Waite, Wake, Warde, Ware, Wat, Watt and Wayte. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wade.

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