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Cadence is a modern English name meaning “rhythm”. The name only came into use in the late 20th century. Cadence as a given name is popular among musician parents looking for an alternative to more common musical names like Aria, Melody, or Harper.

Meaning of the name Cadence:

English: rhythm, beat

Origin of the name Cadence:

Cadence is a modern English baby name meaning “rhythm, beat”. Cadence is a musical and speaking term for the way a progression of chords or notes sound together.

Symbolism of the name Cadence:

Music is the universal language, bringing people of all sorts of different people together. Cadence as a name symbolizes that unity and understanding.

Style of the name Cadence:

modern

Gender of the name Cadence:

Cadence is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cadence:

KAY-dəns

Number of syllables in the name Cadence:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Cadence:

Cadence evokes feelings of music and elegance.

Alternative spellings for the name Cadence:

Kadence, Kaydence

Nicknames for the name Cadence:

  • Cay
  • Caydie
  • Cece

Popularity of the name Cadence:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cadence is a modern baby name that first became popular in 2002. It peaked in popularity at #199 in 2007.

Related names for the name Cadence:

Great middle names for the name Cadence and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Cadence:

  • Cadence Weapon (Canadian rap artist)
  • Cadence Phillips (daughter of Scott Phillips of Creed)
  • Cadence Bridges (daughter of rapper Ludacris)

Cadences in popular culture:

  • Cadence Nash (television, “The Troop”)
  • Cadence Flaherty (film “American Wedding”)
  • Cadence (film “Shallow Hal”)
  • Princess Cadence (television, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”)