Wade: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Wade

Wade

Pronunciation: WAYD (key)

Origin of the name Wade:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English wada (go), which is from the verb wadan (to go). Alternatively, the name arose from the Old English gewæd, wæd (ford, wading place) and was indicative of one who dwelled near a ford.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Wade Wilson, football player
Wade Boggs, baseball player
Wade Redden, hockey player
Wade Hampton, Confederate officer
Wade Robson, Choreographer

Wade in song, story & screen: | Edit

Wade Wilson, aka Deathpool, Marvel comic book character
Wade Load, kid genius and tech specialist on Disney Channel's animated series "Kim Possible"
Wade Hamilton, Scarlett O'Hara's son by her first husband in the novel, Gone With the Wind
Wade "Cry Baby" Walker, Lead in Cry Baby. Played by Johnny Depp.

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