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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.

Baby name Quaid

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:

  • Quade
  • Quaide
  • Kwaid
  • Kwaide
  • Quaed
  • Quaede
  • Kwaed
  • Kwaede

Nicknames for the name Quaid:

  • Qua
  • Aid
  • Aidie
  • Aidi
  • Aidy
  • Q

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.