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Origin and Meaning of Jade

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  • According to a user from South Africa, the name Jade is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Jade means "A precious stone" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Jade is of Mexican origin and means "Precious green stone, healing stone".
  • A user from New Zealand says the name Jade is of English origin and means "Fox".
  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Jade is of New Zealand origin and means "Jade is a precious green stone found in New Zealand. It is otherwise known as Pounamu. It means special stone.".

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noun Jade
  1. [Min] A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.
  2. A color resembling that of jade{1}; it varies from yellowish-green to bluish-green.

Note: ☞ The general term jade includes nephrite, a compact variety of tremolite with a specific gravity of 3, and also the mineral jadeite, a silicate of alumina and soda, with a specific gravity of 3.3. The latter is the more highly prized and includes the feitsui of the Chinese. The name has also been given to other tough green minerals capable of similar use.

Etymology: F., fr. Sp. jade, fr. piedra de ijada stone of the side, fr. ijada flank, side, pain in the side, the stone being so named because it was supposed to cure this pain. Sp. ijada is derived fr. L. ilia flanks. Cf. Iliac

noun Jade
  1. A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag."Tired as a jade in overloaden cart." [Sir P. Sidney.]
  2. A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man."She shines the first of battered jades." [Swift.]
  3. A young woman; -- generally so called in irony or slight contempt."A souple jade she was, and strang." [Burns.]

Etymology: OE. jade; cf. Prov. E. yaud, Scot. yade yad yaud, Icel. jalda a mare

verb Jade
  1. To treat like a jade; to spurn.(Obs)
  2. To make ridiculous and contemptible.(Obs)"I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me." [Shak.]
  3. To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire, make dull, or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass."The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, . . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after." [Locke.]
    synonyms: To fatigue; tire; weary; harass.

Usage: To Jade Fatigue Tire Weary. Fatigue is the generic term; tire denotes fatigue which wastes the strength; weary implies that a person is worn out by exertion; jade refers to the weariness created by a long and steady repetition of the same act or effort. A little exertion will tire a child or a weak person; a severe or protracted task wearies equally the body and the mind; the most powerful horse becomes jaded on a long journey by a continual straining of the same muscles. Wearied with labor of body or mind; tired of work, tired out by importunities; jaded by incessant attention to business.

verb Jade
To become weary; to lose spirit.
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  1. An old or over-worked horse
  2. A light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green
  3. A woman adulterer
  4. A semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
  5. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  6. Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  7. Of something having the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

From jade, taken into general use in the 1970s.

  1. A female given name.

Jade was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, and German

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jade

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1944 6 6 0
1945 37 37 0
1946 32 32 0
1947 23 18 5
1948 22 22 0
1949 16 16 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 18 18 0
1952 14 14 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 17 17 0
1955 26 18 8
1956 26 26 0
1957 23 16 7
1958 26 21 5
1959 30 22 8
1960 27 20 7
1961 48 32 16
1962 44 33 11
1963 44 30 14
1964 31 19 12
1965 52 26 26
1966 65 33 32
1967 81 43 38
1968 114 54 60
1969 116 56 60
1970 200 82 118
1971 160 68 92
1972 194 93 101
1973 164 73 91
1974 190 94 96
1975 252 146 106
1976 257 141 116
1977 266 162 104
1978 344 210 134
1979 379 274 105
1980 384 273 111
1981 397 313 84
1982 708 615 93
1983 830 734 96
1984 756 665 91
1985 820 725 95
1986 959 861 98
1987 936 858 78
1988 967 854 113
1989 1,265 1,146 119
1990 1,464 1,312 152
1991 1,560 1,411 149
1992 1,868 1,688 180
1993 2,259 2,080 179
1994 2,137 1,944 193
1995 1,967 1,783 184
1996 2,409 2,238 171
1997 2,635 2,492 143
1998 2,788 2,657 131
1999 2,938 2,788 150
2000 2,997 2,864 133
2001 3,439 3,279 160 #98 girl name
2002 3,732 3,630 102 #86 girl name
2003 3,484 3,392 92
2004 3,153 3,051 102
2005 2,994 2,897 97
2006 3,079 2,997 82
2007 3,102 3,033 69
2008 2,717 2,644 73
2009 2,563 2,489 74
2010 2,794 2,722 72
2011 2,718 2,670 48
2012 2,791 2,734 57
2013 2,633 2,582 51
2014 2,446 2,387 59
2015 2,610 2,563 47
2016 2,747 2,693 54
2017 2,765 2,725 40

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jade U.S.
  White 54.88% 64.26%
  African American 13.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jade

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Fun Facts about the name Jade

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  • How Popular is the name Jade? Jade is the 710th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jade was the 86,645th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jade have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,190 babies born with the first name Jade in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jade to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jade? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Jade first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jade is Tuesday, September 30th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Jade born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jade was in 2002 with a total of 3,630 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jade!
  • Random Jade Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jade ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 11 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Jade: Your name in reverse order is Edaj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Deaj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jade? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 215 people with the last name Jade.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jade? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jade as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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