"at the river crossing"

Wade Origin and Meaning

The name Wade is a boy's name of English origin meaning "at the river crossing".

Wade has never been outside the US Top 1000 for boys - there's a reason for that. It has a clean spelling, fresh sound and is neither too trendy (unlike Kade or Cade) or too old-school (like Richard or Albert). We think Wade is a winning name.

# 341 in the US

Wade Rank in US Top 1000

# 445 on Nameberry

Wade Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Wade Popularity

Famous People Named Wade

  • Wade Anthony BoggsAmerican baseball player
  • Wade HamptonAmerican Civil War general and politician from South Carolina
  • Wade Leon SmithAmerican football player
  • Wade Allen MileyAmerican baseball player
  • Wade Imre MorissetteCanadian musician; twin sister Alanis Morissette
  • Wade DavisCanadian anthropologist and author
  • Wade DavisMLB pitcher
  • Wade Barrett (born Stuart Alexander "Stu" Bennett)English professional wrestler
  • Wade Andrew WilliamsAmerican actor
  • Wade Langhamson of singer Rita MacNeil and David Langham
  • Wade StormonthDarling (b. 2011), son of actress Honeysuckle Weeks and Lorne Stormonth,Darling
  • Wade Wall Upham (b. 2016)son of Cate Edwards and Trevor Upham; grandson of politician John and Elizabeth Edwards
  • Henry Wadelegendary former District Attorney of Dallas, Texas, famous for Roe v. Wade
  • Wade RobsonAustralian dancer and choreographer

Wade in Pop Culture

  • Wade Kingsleymain character in the film "Pardners"
  • Wade Winston Wilson aka DeadpoolMarvel Comics character
  • Wade Kinsellacharacter on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
  • WadeGenius character in animated series "Kim Possible"
  • Wade "Crybaby" Walker, Johnny Depp's character in movie "Cry,Baby"
  • Wade "Unique" Adamscharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Wade Hampton Hamiltonson of Scarlett O'Hara and Charles Hamilton in "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
  • Wade the Duckcharacter in comic strip "U.S. Acres" and TV's Garfield and Friends
  • Wade Wattsmain character of the novel "Ready Player One"
  • Wade Eilingcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Wadeword meaning to walk in shallow water