Tad

First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tad

"Tad" is a name of American origin, and it means "Praise". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A slight amount or degree of difference ("a tad too expensive" and "not a tad of difference")
Wiktionary

1877, ‘young or small child’, probably a shortened form of tadpole. The extended meaning ‘small amount’ is first recorded 1915.

  1. A small amount; a little bit.
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tad was also found in the following language(s): Breton, Latvian, Lojban, Middle English, Serbo-Croatian, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Tad

Tad was given the name Thomas Lincoln III by his parents Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln on April 4th, 1853 in Springfield, Illinois, U.S. He died on July 15th, 1871.

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Billy was given the name Tad Nolen on July 25th, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on May 24th, 2014.

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Tad Williams is a postmodernism, fantasy, high fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror fiction writer. Tad was born on March 14th, 1957 in San Jose, California.

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Tad Hilgenbrink is an actor. Tad was given the name Tad Davie Hilgenbrinck Quintana on October 9th, 1981 in Quincy, Illinois.

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Tad Devine is a political consultant, strategist, and political consulting. Tad was given the name Thomas A. Devine on June 11th, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. Tad is also known as Devine and Thomas A..

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Tad Ryerstad is a comics character.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1915 12 0 12
1917 5 0 5
1918 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1920 6 0 6
1921 10 0 10
1922 9 0 9
1923 6 0 6
1924 5 0 5
1925 12 0 12
1926 12 0 12
1927 7 0 7
1928 10 0 10
1929 19 0 19
1930 7 0 7
1931 6 0 6
1932 19 0 19
1933 21 0 21
1934 12 0 12
1935 13 0 13
1936 9 0 9
1937 5 0 5
1938 11 0 11
1939 20 0 20
1940 20 0 20
1941 13 0 13
1942 22 0 22
1943 27 0 27
1944 17 0 17
1945 16 0 16
1946 18 0 18
1947 26 0 26
1948 26 0 26
1949 16 0 16
1950 25 0 25
1951 27 0 27
1952 25 0 25
1953 43 0 43
1954 49 0 49
1955 89 0 89
1956 125 0 125
1957 149 0 149
1958 137 0 137
1959 133 0 133
1960 145 0 145
1961 122 0 122
1962 157 0 157
1963 169 0 169
1964 187 0 187
1965 223 0 223
1966 265 0 265
1967 220 0 220
1968 204 0 204
1969 170 0 170
1970 197 0 197
1971 184 0 184
1972 160 0 160
1973 158 0 158
1974 171 0 171
1975 169 0 169
1976 146 0 146
1977 137 0 137
1978 116 0 116
1979 104 0 104
1980 100 0 100
1981 84 0 84
1982 65 0 65
1983 76 0 76
1984 130 0 130
1985 128 0 128
1986 133 0 133
1987 103 0 103
1988 108 0 108
1989 108 0 108
1990 92 0 92
1991 110 0 110
1992 79 0 79
1993 88 0 88
1994 75 0 75
1995 66 0 66
1996 58 0 58
1997 47 0 47
1998 29 0 29
1999 29 0 29
2000 31 0 31
2001 32 0 32
2002 38 0 38
2003 31 0 31
2004 35 0 35
2005 37 0 37
2006 36 0 36
2007 31 0 31
2008 22 0 22
2009 25 0 25
2010 9 0 9
2011 23 0 23
2012 21 0 21
2013 19 0 19
2014 20 0 20
2015 14 0 14
2016 18 0 18
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Tad as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Tad

  • What name lists does Tad rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tad? Tad is the 3,134th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tad have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,824 babies born with the first name Tad in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tad to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tad? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tad first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tad is Sunday, November 23rd, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Tad born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tad was in 1966 with a total of 265 babies.
  • Random Tad Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tad is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Tad: Your name in reverse order is Dat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atd. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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