Cade: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cade

Cade

Pronunciation: KAYD (key)

Origin of the name Cade:

Transferred use of the English surname, which is of several derivations. Cade is derived from an Old English nickname for something or someone lumpy or rotund. It might also be from the Late Middle English cade (a young animal abandoned by its mother and raised by hand). Alternatively, Cade is derived from the Middle English cade (cask, barrel) and might have been either a nickname for someone with the physique of a barrel or an occupational name for a barrel maker.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Kade, Caden

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Comments and insights on the name Cade: | Edit

Cade Calvert is a character in "Gone With the Wind." What a great, strong name! Love it!

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Cade is a surname in my family tree. It has also been used as a middle name for several male family members, including my nephew, Jonathan Cade.

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My son is 3 and has had the nickname Cader Bug since he was born, although adding "bug" to the end of many names is common and rather simple.

Meanings and history of the name Cade: | Edit

Cade's Cove, a valley in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, is the most popular section of the whole park. According to Wikipedia, the valley was named after a Tsiya'hi leader known as Chief Kade.

Famous real-life people named Cade: | Edit

Cade McNown, former NFL quarterback for the Chicago Bears

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According to Wookiepedia: The Star Wars Wiki, Cade Skywalker is a descendant of Luke and Anakin Skywalker.

Sam Cade was fictional sheriff of the television series "Cade's County."

Johnny Cade, fictional character from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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