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"
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Related names Chadd

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". Ceadda (Chad of Mercia) was a 7th-century English saint.

Until the 20th century, Chad was very rarely used as a given 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 suddenly peaked beginning in the mid 1960s, reaching rank 25 in 1972 and 1973. From the mid 1970s, its popularity began a gradual decline, reaching rank 236 in 2000 and rank 667 as of 2013.[1]

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