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Meaning and Origin of: Cade

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Simple happiness
  • Old English : Rhythmic flow of sounds; Possibly a combination of Katy and Cody
  • Old English : Round
  • Welsh : Pure
  • French : Cask; Short form of Cadence
  • American : Exciting

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a Middle English personal name, Cade, a survival of the Old English personal name or byname Cada, which is probably from a Germanic root meaning ‘lump’, ‘swelling’.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle English, Old French cade ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ (of Germanic origin, probably akin to the root mentioned in 1).
  • English : nickname for a gentle or inoffensive person, from Middle English cade ‘domestic animal’, ‘pet’ (of unknown origin).
  • French (Cadé) : topographic name from cade ‘juniper’ (from Latin catanus).
  • Bearers of the name Caddé, from Amiens, were documented in Quebec city by 1670.