Sade is a baby girl’s name that can mean “rainfall”, “ray of light”, “spark”, “honor confers a crown”, or “princess” depending on the origin. Sade was a popular name in the US between 1985 and 2002. Traditional spelling Sadie is far more popular and has been in the top 100 names since 2013.
Meaning and Origin of the Name Sade:
Sade is a baby girl’s name of several possible origins. From Finnish it means “rainfall, ray of light”. From Estonian it means “spark”. From Yorubu it is a diminutive of Folsade, meaning “honor confers a crown, rule with nobility”. From English it is a variant spelling of Sadie, meaning “princess”. The meaning you pick depends on the origin you want to associate with this name. Or, you can include all meanings in your interpretation of this name!
Symbolism of the Name Sade:
Sade is a regal name meaning both “princess” and “rule with nobility”. Sade is resplendent with crown and scepter and jewels. Purple and gold are colors that are often strongly associated with royalty and nobility.
Nicknames for the Name Sade:
Sade, like many short names, doesn't have a lot of nicknames to go with it. Fortunately, there are still some options available for you to consider. They are:
Style of the Name Sade:
Gender of the Name Sade:
Sade is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the Name Sade:
shah-DAY, shah-DEH (Nigerian), SAY-dee (English), SA-deh (Finnish)
Number of Syllables in the Name Sade:
Emotion Evoked From the Name Sade:
Sade evokes feelings of strength and energy.
Alternative Spellings for the Name Sade:
Shade, Shada, Sadie, Sayde, Sadye
Popularity of the Name Sade:
According to the Social Security Administration, Sade is a somewhat popular baby girl’s name. Sade was in the top 1,000 baby names from 1985 to 2002. It peaked at #213 in 1986.
Related Names for the Name Sade:
Great Middle Names for the Name Sade and Their Meanings:
- Evelyn (desired)
- Gianna (God is gracious)
- Scarlett (red, the cloth)
- Victoria (victory)
- Willow (the tree)
- Caroline (free man)
- Arya (noble, melody)
- Amaia (the end)
Famous People with the Name Sade:
- Sade Adu (Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer)
- Sade Jordan (daughter of musician and reality TV personality Stevie)
Sades in Popular Culture:
- Sade (music, British based band)
- Sade De Marquis (video game, “Guild Wars”)
- Renée de Sade (theater, “Madame de Sade” by Mishima Yukio)
- Princess Sade (film, “Sade)
- Dominique de Sade (television, “The Case Study of Vanitas”)
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