Quick Facts on Kade
- American, English
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Stout person or Gentle person
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kade
Kade is a slight modification the English surname Cade, 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. Americans are also most notorious for changing the spellings of names. Going from Cade to Kade is one example of this. Kade could also be considered a nickname for Kaden (also a respelling of Caden) or Kadence (respelling of Cadence).
Popularity of the Name Kade
Kade is relatively new to the American male naming charts, first appearing in 1988 but did not take hold until the mid-1990s. Cade came onto the charts sooner, but this name also did not take a permanent place on the charts until the 1990s. The introduction of both these names was most likely influenced by their more popular versions Caden and Kaden. While Kade has advanced up the charts since its debut, it is still a name used with mild moderation. It is fairly typical of American parents to take more common “C” names and alter them into “K” names. Some feel that it creates a more masculine quality, while others maintain it feminizes the name. The “K” rendering is also more phonetically comfortable to some parents. And while Kade could be used as a nickname for either gender, as an independently given name, it is almost exclusively used on little boys. We think the ‘round, lumpy’ origin of the name is rather amusing in a charming sort of way.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kade
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kade
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kade
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Popular Songs on Kade
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Kade
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Famous People Named Kade
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Children of Famous People Named Kade
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Kade - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Kade
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kade