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Meaning of Wade

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The name Wade has the following meaning:

A place to ford a river.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Wade is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 521 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Wade fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 32 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 624 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Wade in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Wade is pronounced as wayd


Wade originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Wade and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Wade: Boys - Alvin, Bradyn, Dalbert, Darton, Dartun, Denman, Newbury, Wesley, Girls - Ansley, Aspen, Birtie, Cherish, Cheryl, Corliss, Deasia, Deeann, Earline, Edwina, Farrah, Jailyn, Jayla, Junie, Kaylee, Laurette, Lauryn, Lona, Louella, Malvina, Marylou, Both genders - Baby, Bird, Byrd, Finley, Golden, Shirley, Skylar


Popular Variants for the name Wade: Waddell, Wadell, Waed, Waede, Waid, Waide, Waidell, Wayde, Waydell


We think the name Wade should fall under the following style category: Cool.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Wade to be: Cute, strong and suave

In one word, you might describe Wade as a(n) "adorable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Wade (or its variants) are:

Wade Keyes, born on 10 October, a famous politician. Wade Keyes's background: A prominent Confederate politician. Keyes was a secessionist. When the Civil War began, he volunteered for duty in the Confederate Army but assigned to staff duty in Richmond. Throughout the Civil War, he served as assistant attorney general for the Confederacy.

Wade Redden , born on 12 June, a famous athelete. Wade Redden 's background: A professional ice hockey defenceman for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League.

Wade Andrew Williams , born on 24 December, a famous actor. Wade Andrew Williams 's background: An American actor who currently has a starring role as Captain Brad Bellick on Fox's television series Prison Break.
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Weston (391)
Walker (398)
Wilson (500)
Warren (509)
Wade (521)
Wayne (579)
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