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240k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
350
in the U.S.
in 2010

Chad

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Nicknames and Given Names for Chad

How popular is the baby 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 222 0 222
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 1,177 0 1,177
1966 2,211 8 2,203
1967 2,957 11 2,946
1968 2,934 13 2,921
1969 4,078 18 4,060 #70 boy name
1970 6,667 25 6,642 #51 boy name
1971 12,186 51 12,135 #29 boy name
1972 13,451 49 13,402 #25 boy name
1973 12,950 67 12,883 #25 boy name
1974 12,867 64 12,803 #26 boy name
1975 12,911 63 12,848 #27 boy name
1976 11,845 69 11,776 #29 boy name
1977 10,895 56 10,839 #34 boy name
1978 10,180 64 10,116 #35 boy name
1979 10,214 56 10,158 #38 boy name
1980 10,185 35 10,150 #39 boy name
1981 8,460 49 8,411 #47 boy name
1982 7,959 51 7,908 #48 boy name
1983 7,432 47 7,385 #49 boy name
1984 7,100 37 7,063 #51 boy name
1985 6,518 50 6,468 #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 2,173 5 2,168
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 799 0 799
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 345 0 345
2015 311 0 311

Fun Facts about the name Chad

  • How many people with the first name Chad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 240,171 babies born with the first name Chad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chad to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Chad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chad is Wednesday, October 27th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Chad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chad was in 1972 with a total of 13,402 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chad!
  • Random Chad Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chad ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 23 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Chad: Your name in reverse order is Dahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cdah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chad? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 350 people with the last name Chad.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chad? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chad as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Chad

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  • Miller
  • Williams
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  • Brown
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  • Allen
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  • Baker
  • White
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chad U.S.
  White 62.29% 64.26%
  African American 4.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 26.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chad

People with the last name Chad are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chad
See Shad.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
  2. A landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
  3. A lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
  4. A small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

From Old English ÄŠeadda, of obscure meaning; name of a seventh century saint, revived in the 20th century.

  1. A male given name. Also a modern nickname for Charles, Chadwick and similar-sounding names
  2. (Britain) The British version of the "Kilroy was here" graffiti.

Believed to be from Kanuri tsade ("lake", after Lake Chad)

  1. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.
  2. A lake in Central Africa.

    Chad was also found in the following language(s): Asturian and Spanish

    Notable Persons With the Name Chad

    Chad Michael Murray

    Chad Michael Murray is an actor, model, spokesperson, and writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Chad was born Chad Michael Murray on August 24th, 1981 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Chad is also known as Chad Murray.

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    Chad Kelly

    Chad Kelly is a football player. Chad was born on March 26th, 1994 in Buffalo, New York.

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    Chad Kroeger

    Chad Kroeger is an influential somebody. He has been prominent since 1995. Chad was given the name Chad Robert Turton-Kroeger on November 15th, 1974 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.

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    Chad Smith

    Chad Smith is a funk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, funk metal, heavy metal music, experimental rock, and jazz-funk musician. He plays Drum kit. His ongoing career started in 1988. Chad was given the name Chadwick Gaylord Smith on October 25th, 1961 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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    Chad Johnson

    Chad Johnson is a football player. Chad was born on January 9th, 1978 in Miami.

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    Chad Hurley

    Chad Hurley is a co-founder & former ceo of youtube, co-founder & ceo of mixbit, youtube, mixbit, co-founder & former ceo ofyoutube, and co-founder & ceo ofmixbit. Chad was given the name Chad Meredith Hurley on January 24th, 1977 in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    • Chad Mendes
      (important individual)
    • Chad Gilbert
      (musician)
    • Chad Everett
      (actor)
    • Chad Coleman
      (actor)
    • Chad Hugo
      (record producer)
    • Chad Michaels
      (drag performer)
    • Chad Allen
      (actor)
    • Chad Gray
      (musician)
    • Chad Dawson
      (boxer)
    • Chad Johnson
      (hockey player)
    • Chad Pennington
      (football player)
    • Chad Lindberg
      (actor)
    • Chad le Clos
      (leading person)
    • Chad Henne
      (football player)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Chad

    Chad

    Chad was a christian bishop. He left this life on March 2nd, 0672.

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    Norman Chad

    Norman Chad is a sportswriter / columnist and sports journalism.

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    Harrison Chad

    Harrison Chad is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Harrison was born on July 17th, 1992 in Plainview, New York.

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    Dominic Chad

    Dominic Chad is an alternative rock, indie rock, britpop, and progressive rock musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, bass, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1991. Dominic was born Dominic Chad on June 5th, 1972 in Exeter, Devon, England.

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    Matt & Rob Chad

    Matt & Rob Chad is a comedy, horror film, adventure, and science fiction comedian. Matt was given the name Matt Bettinelli-Olpin .

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    Charles Chad

    Charles Chad is a soccer player for the Madureira Esporte Clube, Friburguense Atlético Clube, FC Porto, Vilanovense F.C., A.D. Machico, Aragua F.C., Mineros de Guayana, Tianjin Teda F.C., Associação Desportiva Cabofriense, Ceará Sporting Club, C.D. Trofense, Bangu Atlético Clube, and Campinense Clu. Charles was born on December 31st, 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    What does the name Chad mean?

    Cis for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

    His for humble, a saintly quality.

    Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

    Dis for dandy, a description of you!

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