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since 1880
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in 2010

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 30 18 12
1965 53 27 26
1966 66 34 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 189 93 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 829 733 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 2,408 2,237 171
1997 2,635 2,492 143
1998 2,788 2,657 131
1999 2,938 2,788 150
2000 2,996 2,863 133
2001 3,439 3,279 160 #98 girl name
2002 3,733 3,630 103 #86 girl name
2003 3,484 3,392 92
2004 3,152 3,050 102
2005 2,993 2,896 97
2006 3,075 2,993 82
2007 3,099 3,030 69
2008 2,717 2,644 73
2009 2,562 2,488 74
2010 2,791 2,719 72
2011 2,716 2,668 48
2012 2,790 2,733 57
2013 2,629 2,578 51
2014 2,437 2,378 59
2015 2,595 2,549 46

Fun Facts about the name Jade

  • How many people with the first name Jade have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80,632 babies born with the first name Jade in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jade to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jade ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 126 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2001.
  • 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 Ajde. 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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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

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Jade

The name "Jade" is of English origin, and it means "Green Gemstone". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jade
Senses
  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
Senses
  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
Senses
  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.
Other Dictionary Sources
  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

Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger is a jewelry designer, artist, and interior designer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Jade was born in 1971 as Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger in Paris, France.

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Jade Goody

Jade Goody is a television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jade was born in 1981 as Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody in Bermondsey, London, England.

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Jade Foret

Jade Foret is a model. Jade was born in 1990.

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Jade Yorker

Jade Yorker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jade was born in 1985 in New Jersey, USA.

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Jade Puget

Jade Puget is a musician and producer specializing in alternative rock, post-hardcore, hardcore punk, and electronica music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Jade was born in 1973 as Jade Errol Puget in Santa Rosa, California, United States.

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Jade Harlow

Jade was born in 1983.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jade

Jade Helm
Jade Roper
Jade Mountain
Jade Plant
Jade And Tanner
Jade Castrinos
Jade Chynoweth
Jade Yoga Mat

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jade

Claude Jade

Claude Jade is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to 2006. Claude was born in 1948 as Claude Marcelle Jorre in Dijon, France.

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Kendra Jade

Kendra Jade is an adult biography. Kendra was born in 1977 in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Dakota Jade

Dakota was born in 1998.

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What does the name Jade mean?

Jis for joy, that you always bring.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Dis for decisive, especially when it counts

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

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