in the U.S.
since 1880



How popular is the baby name Cadence in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1974 10 10 0
1975 6 6 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 6 6 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 11 11 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 12 12 0
1988 19 19 0
1989 18 18 0
1990 19 19 0
1991 20 20 0
1992 26 20 6
1993 34 29 5
1994 38 38 0
1995 38 29 9
1996 48 37 11
1997 56 47 9
1998 69 52 17
1999 80 61 19
2000 89 62 27
2001 109 77 32
2002 282 232 50
2003 684 620 64
2004 1,631 1,552 79
2005 1,740 1,668 72
2006 1,685 1,598 87
2007 1,787 1,707 80
2008 1,684 1,610 74
2009 1,559 1,452 107
2010 1,474 1,379 95
2011 1,222 1,144 78
2012 1,164 1,091 73
2013 1,111 1,030 81
2014 1,079 1,002 77
2015 1,034 955 79

Want to know about the popularity of the Cadence baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,913 babies born with the name Cadence in the United States. That's more than enough Cadences to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given to 10 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cadence" was in 2007 with a total of 1,707 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cadences)

According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cadence" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of 1,740 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 "Cadence" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cadence as well as things modernly associated with the name Cadence such as celebrities named Cadence.

Origin and Meaning of Cadence

The name "Cadence" is of Latin origin, and it means "Rhythm". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca"dence
  1. The act or state of declining or sinking.(Obs)"Now was the sun in western cadence low." [Milton.]
  2. A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.
  3. A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet."Blustering winds, which all night long Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull Seafaring men o'erwatched." [Milton.]"The accents . . . were in passion's tenderest cadence." [Sir W. Scott.]
  4. Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse."Golden cadence of poesy." [Shak.]"If in any composition much attention was paid to the flow of the rhythm, it was said (at least in the 14th and 15th centuries) to be “prosed in faire cadence.”" [Dr. Guest.]
  5. [Her] See Cadency.
  6. [Man] Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.
  7. [Mil] A uniform time and place in marching.
  8. [Mus]
    1. The close or fall of a strain; the point of rest, commonly reached by the immediate succession of the tonic to the dominant chord.
    2. A cadenza, or closing embellishment; a pause before the end of a strain, which the performer may fill with a flight of fancy.

Etymology: OE. cadence cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance

verb Ca"dence
To regulate by musical measure.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A recurrent rhythmical series
  2. The close of a musical section
  3. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

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Alternative Meanings

C is for caring, your finest trait.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

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

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Past life for Cadence born Jul 14, 2013

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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 Saudi Arabia approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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