US Popularity:668
Other Origin(s):Scandinavian
Meaning:To go; Ford
Wade is a boy’s name of English and Scandinavian origins. The name is a popular surname and is thought to derive from the pre-7th century verb wadan, translating to “to go” or “ford.” Many attribute Wade’s early recognition to the eponymous legendary sea-giant of Germanic folklore. The son of a king and a mermaid, Wade was both feared and loved by coastal tribes along the North and Baltic Seas. With aquatic undertones and an adventurous spirit, Wade is sure to appeal to parents with an affinity for travel.

Famous People Named Wade

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  • Virginia Wade
    Tennis Player

Wade Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Wade is currently #1417 on The Bump
Boy:Wade is currently #770 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Wade is currently #668 in U.S. births
Boy:Wade is currently #341 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 3
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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