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Kade, in the past, was not a very well-known nor often-used baby name. In the last 20 years, it has become more popular as evidenced by the list of famous folks below. It is not only gaining popularity for baby boys but also for girls, making it a great choice for a gender-neutral name. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning and Origin of the name Kade:

Scottish. “From the wetlands” is the meaning behind Kade. It is also thought to be a variation of the Old English surname “Cade” of which there are several variants. The Old English meaning of “cask, barrel, rotund” was often times used to describe a person's physical shape, for example, “barrel-chested”.

Nicknames for the name Kade:

  • Kay 
  • Cay
  • Key
  • Ade
  • Dee
  • Kad
  • Kaddy
Baby name Kade


Symbolism of the name Kade:

Depending on the meaning you choose to give the name Kade, the symbolism may resonate differently with you. Strong, resourceful, and hardworking along with being at peace in nature seem to all beautifully symbolize the name.

Style of the name Kade:


Gender of the name Kade:

Although Kade is often thought of as a boy's name, it is becoming more popular as a girl's name making it a wonderful unisex option.

Pronunciation of the name Kade:


Syllables in the name Kade:


Emotion evoked from the name Kade:

The name Kade evokes a feeling of trust, nurturing, and harmony.

Alternative spellings for the name Kade:

Cade, Cayde, Kayde

Popularity of the name Kade:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Kade was ranked as the 360th most popular boy name in 2020. In 2018 Kade had its highest ranking coming in at 355.

Caden, Jaden, Kaiden, Kaden

Great middle names for Kade and their meanings:

  • Bliss (happiness)
  • Bryan (high and noble)
  • Garrison (spear-fortified town; protection, stronghold)
  • Jett (black)
  • Roman (one from Rome)
  • Sutton (southern settlement)
  • True (truth)

Famous people with the name Kade:

  • Kade Speiser (Instagram influencer)
  • Kade Neely (TikTok star)
  • Kade Knight (TikTok star)
  • Kade Lustenberger (TikTok star)

Kade in movies/pop culture:

  • Kade (fictional comic book character)
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