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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Comments and insights on the name Cadence: | Edit

If I had known the name I chose in 1993 was going to be so popular I would have found another :(. But she is a Cadence non the less and have only found 1 even near her age.

Personal experiences with the name Cadence: | Edit

My friend named her daughter Caedence.

Nicknames for Cadence: | Edit

Caddy/Caddie, Cade, Kay, C

Meanings and history of the name Cadence: | Edit

rhythm

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Cadence in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Cadence" by Anberlin
Cadence Sinclair is the MC in E.Lockharts "We were liars"
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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