Gad Origin and Meaning

The name Gad is a boy's name meaning "fortune".

Simple Biblical name with an auspicious meaning. There are two men named Gad in the Old Testament — one the first son of Jacob and Zilpah, and the other a prophet of King David.

Gad can also be used as a nickname for the name Gadiel.

Famous People Named Gad

  • Gadone of the twelve sons of Jacob in the Bible; his descendants became the tribe of Gad
  • Gadprophet in the time of King David (2 Samuel 24:11)
  • Gad ElmalehJewish French,Moroccan actor and comedian, partner of Charlotte Casiraghi