"rhythm, beat"

Cadence Origin and Meaning

The name Cadence is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "rhythm, beat".

The musical word name Cadence, seemed to come out of nowhere to zoom up the charts; it rose over 700 spots between 2002 and 2004, and showed up in the Top 200 in 2007. It's gone down in the popular names list since then, though. Some might see it as a feminine relative of the popular Caden. Kadence and Kaydence are also rising.

An early Cadence sighting was in the 1992 Armistead Maupin novel Maybe the Moon, in which the narrator heroine was a small actress called Cadence Roth, nn Cady. January Jones played a Cadence in American Wedding.

# 951 in the US

Cadence Rank in US Top 1000

# 827 on Nameberry

Cadence Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cadence Popularity

Famous People Named Cadence

  • Cadence Phillipsdaughter of drummer Scott Phillips of Creed
  • Cadence Christine Smith (b. 2012)daughter of South African cricketer Graeme Smith
  • Cadence Gaëlle Bridges (b. 2015)daughter of rapper Ludacris and model Eudoxie Mbouguiengue

Cadence in Pop Culture

  • Cadence "Cady" Rothcharacter in "Maybe the Moon" by Armistead Maupin
  • Cadence Nashcharacter on TV's "The Troop"
  • Cadence Flahertycharacter in 2003 film "American Wedding"
  • Cadencecharacter in 2001 film "Shallow Hal"
  • Cadence Sinclair Eastmanmain character in novel 'We Were Liars'
  • Princess Cadencecharacter on animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
  • DJ Cadencecharacter in online game "Club Penguin"
  • "Cadence" 1990 movie
  • "Cadence and Cascade" song by King Crimson
  • "Cadence" song by Anberlin
  • Cadencedaughter of characters Juliette Barnes and Avery Barkley on TV's "Nashville"
  • Lady/Master Cadence Tallecharacter in the "Keeper of the Lost Cities" series by Shannon Messenger
  • Cadence/Cadenzacharacter in book series "The City of Flamespell"