Chad (name)

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This article is about people named "Chad". For other uses, see Chad (disambiguation).
Gender Male
Word/name Old English given name, "Ceadda"
Meaning "battle"

Chad is a masculine given name of Anglo-Saxon/Welsh origins. It is the modernized form of the Old English given name "Ceadda", influenced by the Welsh word "cad" meaning "battle". Until the 20th century, Chad was an uncommon name. According to the Social Security Administration, Chad first entered the top 1000 names for male children in the United States in 1945, when it was the 997th most popular name. Its popularity peaked in 1972 and 1973, at number 25. As of 2010 it was the 547th most popular name for boys in the United States.[1] Chad of Mercia, a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon churchman and saint, is one of the earliest recorded people with the name Chad.

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  1. ^ "Popular Baby Names". Social Security Administration.