Cadence: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cadence

Cadence

Pronunciation: KAY-dəns (key)

A Cadence is a rhythmic flow of sounds, as in a poem or a marching song. In the space of a few years in the early 2000s it suddenly became a popular name. A movie character (from American Wedding) was a launching pad, and fashionable nicknames worked as turbo-boosters. Creative spellings move the name away from its musical roots into Kaitlyn territory.

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My friend named her daughter Caedence.

Nicknames for Cadence: | Edit

Caddy/Caddie, Cade, Kay, C

Meanings and history of the name Cadence: | Edit

rhythm

Famous real-life people named Cadence: | Edit

Cadence Sinclair - main character 'we were liars' by E.Lockhart

Cadence in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cadence Flaherty, character in the movie "American Wedding", played by January Jones
Cadence, character in the movie "Shallow Hal", played by Brianna Gardner

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