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Chad Name Popularity

How popular is the name Chad? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 1,429 5 0.0005%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,647 5 0.0004%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 1,599 5 0.0004%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 1,222 6 0.0006%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 1,263 6 0.0005%
1942 1,033 14 0.0011%
1943 1,306 6 0.0005%
1944 1,018 13 0.001%
1945 1,241 6 0.0005%
1946 1,153 10 0.0007%
1947 828 35 0.0021%
1948 1,021 17 0.0011%
1949 1,023 17 0.0011%
1950 1,102 13 0.0008%
1951 773 44 0.0026%
1952 648 72 0.0041%
1953 590 104 0.0059%
1954 526 144 0.0079%
1955 476 195 0.0106%
1956 519 168 0.0089%
1957 503 192 0.01%
1958 490 205 0.0108%
1959 500 199 0.0105%
1960 505 204 0.0108%
1961 425 307 0.0163%
1962 373 424 0.0231%
1963 311 613 0.0341%
1964 258 849 0.0482%
1965 207 1,166 0.0713%
1966 135 2,198 0.1408%
1967 105 2,939 0.1937%
1968 104 2,908 0.1937%
1969 69 4,056 0.2633%
1970 51 6,632 0.4167%
1971 29 12,133 0.8074%
1972 25 13,400 0.9838%
1973 25 12,884 0.9938%
1974 26 12,799 0.9847%
1975 27 12,844 0.9995%
1976 29 11,776 0.9137%
1977 34 10,835 0.8038%
1978 35 10,113 0.7522%
1979 38 10,159 0.7205%
1980 39 10,150 0.6942%
1981 47 8,413 0.5723%
1982 48 7,908 0.5292%
1983 49 7,386 0.5005%
1984 51 7,062 0.4747%
1985 57 6,470 0.4263%
1986 59 6,024 0.3991%
1987 63 5,624 0.3685%
1988 65 5,292 0.3396%
1989 74 4,720 0.2925%
1990 85 4,350 0.2624%
1991 104 3,580 0.2196%
1992 108 3,354 0.2101%
1993 114 3,142 0.2015%
1994 129 2,727 0.1777%
1995 144 2,418 0.1604%
1996 160 2,161 0.1443%
1997 174 1,941 0.1312%
1998 185 1,797 0.1201%
1999 214 1,572 0.105%
2000 236 1,431 0.0937%
2001 282 1,054 0.07%
2002 308 905 0.0604%
2003 333 834 0.0548%
2004 343 796 0.0522%
2005 376 732 0.0479%
2006 374 770 0.0492%
2007 435 618 0.0392%
2008 455 576 0.0373%
2009 500 503 0.0337%
2010 553 415 0.0288%
2011 568 399 0.028%
2012 579 394 0.0276%
2013 658 313 0.022%
2014 706 286 0.0196%
2015 747 261 0.0179%
2016 778 239 0.0166%
2017 943 153 0.011%
2018 872 179 0.013%
2019 1,028 123 0.0091%
2020 1,293 88 0.0069%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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What names are variants of Chad?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chadd

English

Chaddie

English

Chadric

English

Chadrick

English

Chadwick

Dairy farm of Ceadda

English


What names sound like Chad?

If you like how Chad sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Chad.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chet

Camp of soldiers; stone camp or fortress

Latin

Shad

Hebrew

Shadd

English

Shade

Singer

Arabic

Shadi

Singer

Arabic


What names are similar to Chad?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Charles

Free man

German


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