What does Wade mean?
Wade /wade/ [1 syll.] 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.Kreatif forms: Wheade, Wheede. [more]
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Wade for boys. Wade reached its top position of #218 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is presently at #542. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Wade▼ is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Wade.