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Chad

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the Warrior's Town
  • #305 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Chad" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1914 11 0 11
1915 5 0 5
1917 13 0 13
1918 11 0 11
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1921 8 0 8
1922 15 0 15
1923 10 0 10
1924 14 0 14
1925 10 0 10
1926 7 0 7
1927 10 0 10
1928 8 0 8
1929 11 0 11
1930 8 0 8
1931 13 0 13
1932 17 0 17
1933 10 0 10
1934 15 0 15
1935 22 0 22
1936 18 0 18
1937 15 0 15
1938 18 0 18
1939 21 0 21
1940 23 0 23
1941 26 0 26
1942 41 0 41
1943 39 0 39
1944 36 0 36
1945 40 0 40
1946 57 0 57
1947 78 0 78
1948 55 0 55
1949 56 0 56
1950 66 0 66
1951 95 0 95
1952 118 0 118
1953 151 0 151
1954 203 0 203
1955 235 0 235
1956 223 0 223
1957 250 0 250
1958 250 0 250
1959 247 0 247
1960 256 0 256
1961 364 0 364
1962 465 0 465
1963 651 0 651
1964 879 0 879
1965 1,178 0 1,178
1966 2,209 8 2,201
1967 2,957 11 2,946
1968 2,933 13 2,920
1969 4,079 18 4,061 #70 boy name
1970 6,668 25 6,643 #51 boy name
1971 12,186 51 12,135 #29 boy name
1972 13,450 49 13,401 #25 boy name
1973 12,950 67 12,883 #25 boy name
1974 12,865 64 12,801 #26 boy name
1975 12,912 63 12,849 #27 boy name
1976 11,844 69 11,775 #29 boy name
1977 10,894 56 10,838 #34 boy name
1978 10,183 64 10,119 #35 boy name
1979 10,211 56 10,155 #38 boy name
1980 10,183 35 10,148 #39 boy name
1981 8,459 49 8,410 #47 boy name
1982 7,959 51 7,908 #48 boy name
1983 7,431 47 7,384 #49 boy name
1984 7,100 37 7,063 #51 boy name
1985 6,517 50 6,467 #57 boy name
1986 6,058 33 6,025 #59 boy name
1987 5,663 39 5,624 #63 boy name
1988 5,323 28 5,295 #65 boy name
1989 4,733 11 4,722 #74 boy name
1990 4,355 6 4,349 #85 boy name
1991 3,591 8 3,583
1992 3,364 8 3,356
1993 3,143 0 3,143
1994 2,737 7 2,730
1995 2,438 5 2,433
1996 2,172 5 2,167
1997 1,952 0 1,952
1998 1,808 0 1,808
1999 1,584 0 1,584
2000 1,452 0 1,452
2001 1,079 0 1,079
2002 928 0 928
2003 860 0 860
2004 834 6 828
2005 766 0 766
2006 798 0 798
2007 657 0 657
2008 612 0 612
2009 526 0 526
2010 461 0 461
2011 437 0 437
2012 434 0 434
2013 358 0 358
2014 344 0 344

Want to know about the populiarty of Chad? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 239,849 babies born with the name Chad in the United States. That's more than enough Chads to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Chad" was in 1972 with a total of 13,401 babies. (That's a lot of baby Chads)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Chad" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 56 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 7,431 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chad" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chad as well as things modernly associated with the name Chad such as celebrities named Chad.

English

Origin and Meaning of Chad

The name "Chad" is of English origin, and it means "From the Warrior's Town". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray is an actor, model, spokesperson, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Chad was born in 1981 as Chad Michael Murray in Buffalo, New York, U.S.

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Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger is a musician, producer, and entrepreneur specializing in post-grunge, hard rock, heavy metal, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Chad was born in 1974 as Chad Robert Turton-Kroeger in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.

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Chad Lowe

Chad Lowe is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Chad was born in 1968 as Charles Davis Lowe II in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

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Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson is a cfl player. Chad was born in 1978 in Miami, Florida.

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Pimp C

Pimp C is a rapper, singer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to 2007. Pimp was born in 1973 as Chad Lamont Butler in Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.

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Chad Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco is a cfl player. Chad was born in 1978 in Miami, Florida.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for caring, your finest trait.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for able, for you surely are.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Dahc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hacd". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Chad born Aug 30, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Iran approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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