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Quick Facts on Cade

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 376
Simple meaning:
Stout person

Characteristics of Cade

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cade

Cade is the transferred use of an English surname derived from the medieval epithet “Cada” which itself originated from a Germanic word meaning ‘round, lumpy’. This pre-7th century nickname would have been used for a stout person. Alternately, but less likely, the surname developed from the Middle English word “cade” meaning ‘pet, domesticated animal’. In this case, the nickname would have been used for a gentle, harmless person. The surname dates back to the 12th century England. Cade is also sometimes considered a short form of the Scottish-Gaelic name Caden. The first name Cade notably appeared as a minor character in Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel “Gone with the Wind”. Cade Calvert was a southern boy from a good family who Scarlett’s father wished her to marry early on in the novel but whom Scarlett “wouldn’t have on a silver tray.” Cade returns from the Civil War a broken man with terminal tuberculosis. Still, it’s probably the first time Americans were introduced to Cade as a given name. The Southerners pretty much started the trend of using surnames as first names in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Cade

Cade appeared on the male naming charts sporadically during the 1970s and 80s, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that it became clear he was here to stay. Since 1990, Cade has made some impressive strides up the popularity charts, although he appears to be settling at moderate levels of usage today. Caden is the far more popular name, and probably the real reason behind the success of Cade. It’s a good alternative to Caden for parents who prefer snappier one-syllable names. It’s one of those names that you picture on many different types of kids. It could be the name of a little cowboy in the rugged west, or a genteel southern kid of Irish-descent. It could be the rough-and-tumble football player or a minimalist artist in SoHo. Cade is neither fancy nor conspicuous. It’s just plain and simple. Plain adorable, that is.
Popularity of the Boy Name Cade
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cade

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cade

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cade

    Cade We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cade.

  • Popular Songs on Cade

    Popular Songs on Cade

    Cade - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Cade.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cade

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cade

    Cade - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Cade.

  • Famous People Named Cade

    Famous People Named Cade

    Famous People Named Cade - Cade McNown (former quarterback for the Chicago Bears)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cade

    Children of Famous People Named Cade

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Cade - Keith Carradine (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Cade - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cade - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cade.

Personality of the Boy Name Cade

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cade

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