[ 1 syll. ca-de, cad-e ] The baby boy name Cade is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Key-D †. Cade is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Old English and Welsh origins. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from a nickname meaning 'round'. It enjoyed a popularity boost from its use in the Margaret Mitchell novel Gone with the Wind (1936) and the subsequent film (1939), for the character Cade Calvert.
Cade is a contraction of the name Cadell (Welsh).
The name Cade is widely used; it has 32 variants. Variants include Cadan, Caden, Cadin, Cadman, Cadon, Cady, Cadyn, Caed, Caedan, Caede, Caeden, Caedin, Caedon, Caedyn, Caid, Caidan, Caide, Caiden, Caidin, Caidon, Caidyn, Cayd, Caydan, Cayde, Cayden, Caydin, Caydon, Caydyn, Kaid, and Kaide. The variant spelling Kade is another English form.
Cade is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1980s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2001, 0.088% of baby boys were given the name Cade. It ranked at #200 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.043% and its ranking #385. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Cade, Caden was the most popular. In 2018, it was used 94% more than Cade. In the past century Cade has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Cade: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"