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Chad

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240k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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350
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chad

"Chad" is a name 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
Wiktionary

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 Named Chad

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

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

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    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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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Chad

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

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    Norman Chad is a sportswriter / columnist and sports journalism.

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

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    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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    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 202 0 202
    1955 237 0 237
    1956 221 0 221
    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 878 0 878
    1965 1,176 0 1,176
    1966 2,211 8 2,203
    1967 2,956 11 2,945
    1968 2,934 13 2,921
    1969 4,078 18 4,060 #70 boy name
    1970 6,665 25 6,640 #51 boy name
    1971 12,186 51 12,135 #29 boy name
    1972 13,448 49 13,399 #25 boy name
    1973 12,950 67 12,883 #25 boy name
    1974 12,867 64 12,803 #26 boy name
    1975 12,912 63 12,849 #27 boy name
    1976 11,845 69 11,776 #29 boy name
    1977 10,895 56 10,839 #34 boy name
    1978 10,179 64 10,115 #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 7,962 51 7,911 #48 boy name
    1983 7,432 47 7,385 #49 boy name
    1984 7,099 37 7,062 #51 boy name
    1985 6,520 50 6,470 #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 4,734 11 4,723 #74 boy name
    1990 4,356 6 4,350 #85 boy name
    1991 3,592 8 3,584
    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 767 0 767
    2006 799 0 799
    2007 658 0 658
    2008 612 0 612
    2009 528 0 528
    2010 462 0 462
    2011 438 0 438
    2012 434 0 434
    2013 358 0 358
    2014 345 0 345
    2015 312 0 312
    2016 288 0 288

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    Popularity of Chad as a first name

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    Popularity of Chad as a last name

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    Common last names for Chad

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Martin
    • Campbell
    • Allen
    • Clark
    • Baker
    • White
    • Harris
    • Peterson

    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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    Fun Facts about the name Chad

    • How Popular is the name Chad? Chad is the 310th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chad was the 58,042nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Chad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 240,465 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 13,399 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chad!
    • Random Chad Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chad ranks 69th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 113 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1988.
    • 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 Cdha. 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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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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