• 426 Rada


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Rada mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rada

"Rada" is a name of Bulgarian origin, and it means "Care, Joy". It's a name commonly given to girls.


Borrowing from Polish rada, from Middle Low German rât. Compare German Rat, English rede, Icelandic ráð.

  1. (politics) a parliamentary body in a number of Slavic countries
  2. a Ukrainian and alternative Belarusian name for soviet, a form of governing council in the former Soviet Union

rada was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Estonian, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lower Sorbian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Rada

Rada Ivekovic is a notable somebody. Rada was born in 1945 in Zagreb.


Rada Owen is a famous individual. Rada was born on October 12th, 1978 in Richmond, Virginia.


Rada Vidović is a basketball player for the ŽKK Spartak Subotica. Rada was born on September 21st, 1979 in Sombor.


Rada Granovskaya is an important person. Rada was born in 1931.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rada

Dino Rađa is a basketball player for the KK Split, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, Boston Celtics, Panathinaikos B.C., KK Zadar, Olympiacos B.C., and KK Cibona. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 2003. Dino was born on April 24th, 1967 in Split, Croatia.


Ester Rada is a soul, nu-soul, funk, ethio-jazz, groove, rnb, and soul music singer-songwriter and actor. Ester was born Ester Rada on March 7th, 1985 in Kiryat Arba.


Rubén 'Negro' Rada is a jazz, rock music, candombe, and latin jazz bandleader, composer, arrangement, singing, and actor. He plays Human voice, Candombe drums, Conga, and Percussion instrument. He was most active from 1955 to present. Rubén was given the name Rubén Omár Rada Silva on July 17th, 1943 in Montevideo, Uruguay.


El Fary was a musician. El was given the name José Luis Cantero Rada on August 20th, 1937 in Madrid, Spain. He breathed his last breath on June 19th, 2007.


Ionuț Rada is a soccer player for the F.C. Bari 1908, FC Universitatea Craiova, AFC Rocar București, FC Rapid București, FC Progresul București, FC Steaua București, CS Otopeni, CFR Cluj, Karlsruher SC, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Ionuț was born on July 6th, 1982 in Craiova.


Geronimo de Rada was a noteworthy person. He was most prominent from 1844 to 1900. Geronimo was born in 1814 in San Demetrio Corone, Italy. He died in 1903.


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Popularity of Rada as a last name

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Common last names for Rada

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rada U.S.
  White 57.58% 64.26%
  African American 0.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 29.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rada

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rada

  • How Popular is the name Rada? Rada is the 17,588th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rada was the 12,339th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rada have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 426 babies born with the first name Rada in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rada to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rada? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rada first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rada is Thursday, August 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Rada born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rada was in 1921 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Rada: Your name in reverse order is Adar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rada? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,520 people with the last name Rada.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rada? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rada as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.