[ 1 syll. ja-de, jad-e ] The baby boy name Jade is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as JHey-D †. Jade is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Spanish and Hebrew origins. Spanish origin: It is derived from the elements 'jade' ; 'ijada' meaning bowels. See Jade for more information.
In addition, Jade is a pet form of the name Jadon (English).
Jade has 18 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Jada, Jaden, Jadrien, Jaed, Jaede, Jaedon, Jaid, Jaidan, Jaide, Jaiden, Jaidon, Jaidyn, Jayd, Jayde, Jayden, Jaydon, and Jaydyn. A variant of Jade in other languages is Jadyn (Spanish).
Jade is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1994 with 0.009% of baby boys being given the name Jade. Its ranking then was #760. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is today of very light use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Jade, Jayden was the most widely used. Though Jade is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period from 1968 to 1974 that it was given more often to boys. From 1975 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Jade. In 2001, Jade as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 21 times.
† Pronunciation for Jade: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"