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Gender: F Meaning of Cadence: "rhythm, beat" Origin of Cadence: Latin Cadence's Popularity in 2016: #376

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 every year since then, though, and is now Number 376. Some might see it as a trendy 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.

Famous People Named Cadence

Cadence Phillips, daughter 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

Pop Culture References for the name Cadence

Princess Cadence, character on animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic"
Cadence Nash, character on TV's "The Troop"
Cadence Flaherty, character in 2003 film "American Wedding"
Cadence, character in 2001 film "Shallow Hal"
Cadence Sinclair Eastman, main character in novel 'We Were Liars'
Cadence Barkley, Avery and Juliette's daughter on TV's "Nashville"
DJ Cadence, character in online game "Club Penguin"
"Cadence," 1990 movie
"Cadence and Cascade," song by King Crimson
"Cadence," song by Anberlin

Kadena, Cadencia, Kadence, Cady

Cadence's International Variations

Cadenza (Italian)