Quaid is on the rise. This year alone, it has gone up over 1,600 spots on the Social Security Popularity Index. Quaid originated as a surname, but it is quickly becoming a standalone option.
Meaning of the name Quaid:
Irish: son of Uaid
Origin of the name Quaid:
Quaid was originally a surname in Ireland. It came from the more traditional McQuaid. McQuaid came from the Gaelic surname Mac Uaid, reserved for families with a patriarch named Uaid. Uaid itself was the Gaelic variation of the Medieval English name Wat.
Symbolism of the name Quaid:
The baby name Quaid means “son of Uaid” because of the ancient Gaelic name McQuaid. As mentioned, this name came from the surname Mac Uaid, which was for families with a father figure named Uaid.
Style of the name Quaid:
Modern as a first name
Gender of the name Quaid:
Quaid is a unique baby name option for boys.
Pronunciation of the name Quaid:
Number of syllables in the name Quaid:
Emotion evoked from the name Quaid:
Quaid feels unique and serious. It is the perfect juxtaposition of both modern and traditional.
Alternative spellings for the name Quaid:
Nicknames for the name Quaid:
Popularity of the name Quaid:
Quaid is still more commonly used as a surname than a first name. It has no record as a top 1,000 option on the Social Security Popularity Index of America. As of this year, it is almost a top 5,000 option at rank 5,006. That is an increase of over 1,600 spots from 2020.
Related names for the name Quaid:
Great middle names for Quaid and their meanings:
- Darren (oak tree, great)
- Chase (huntsman)
- Godfrey (peace of God)
- Brogan (study shoe, badger)
- Taveon (hillside, descendent of the vigilant one)
- Carter (cart driver)
- Sean (God is gracious)
- Kerry (dusky, dark)
Famous people with the name Quaid:
There are no famous people with the name Quaid. Dennis Quaid is an infamous actor, however.
Quaids in popular culture:
No fictional characters have the name Quaid.