Wade

Wade - A very unique male name



  Jun 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wade, meaning at the river crossing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #287. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wade and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wade? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Wade. The baby boy name Wade was given to 412 baby boys in 2012, ranking #566 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,983 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wade peaked in popularity 53 years ago in 1966 on position 182.



Famous with this name

Wade Briggs
Robert Wade
Sydney Wade


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Wade is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wade is currently topping the baby name charts in Idaho at position #275 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,108.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Wade is where you live.


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Wade origin and meaning

Wade is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means at the river crossing. To see famous people named Wade, pop culture references for the name Wade and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wade

We've found the following names that sound similar to Wade, sorted by popularity.

Wyatt / Woody / Woodie / Wayde / Watie / Whit / Wood / Wyeth /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012566
2011546
2010599
2009634
2008602
2007529
2006545
2005500
2004509
2003547
2002535
2001491
2000476
1999462
1998443
1997411
1996397
1995430
1994404
1993380
1992343
1991341
1990320
1989302
1988297
1987293
1986286
1985312
1984297
1983319
1982294
1981298
1980280
1979267
1978259
1977234
1976209
1975197
1974195
1973198
1972210
1971206
1970189
1969193
1968205
1967192
1966182
1965195
1964200
1963206
1962222
1961220
1960222
1959223
1958228
1957224
1956224
1955241
1954249
1953269
1952281
1951291
1950294
1949313
1948312
1947314
1946298
1945309
1944299
1943311
1942316
1941295
1940276
1939298
1938317
1937308
1936311
1935307
1934306
1933309
1932312
1931311
1930321
1929313
1928298
1927293
1926307
1925313
1924289
1923313
1922306
1921283
1920295
1919298
1918305
1917294
1916282
1915306
1914283
1913287
1912257
1911286
1910287

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho275
Kansas282
North Carolina317
Indiana325
Arkansas325
Utah326
Connecticut399
Kentucky400
Ohio418
Washington427
Oklahoma432
Minnesota452
Iowa484
Georgia501
Michigan510
Louisiana528
South Carolina536
Oregon548
Tennessee548
Missouri554
Alabama590
Arizona608
Florida624
Texas630
Colorado697
Wisconsin734
Virginia749
Illinois761
Pennsylvania780
California802
New York1108

Even more about Wade


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Wade a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Wade?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1966
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Wade
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,983
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +412

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