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Gender: Male Meaning of Chad: "battle warrior" Origin of Chad: English Chad's Popularity in 2017: #956

The name Chad is a boy's name of English origin meaning "battle warrior". Chad is ranked #956 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Despite all the "hanging," "dangling," and "pregnant" chad jokes of the 2000 election, this saint's name and remnant of the Brad-Tad era didn't get a boost in popularity. But Chad still holds some surfer-boy appeal for a number of modern parents.

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Famous People Named Chad

Saint Chad of Mercia, 7th century Anglo-Saxon bishop
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
Chad Henne, American NFL player
Chad Marshall, American soccer player
Chad Coleman, American actor
Chad Allen, American actor and LGBT activist
Chad Lamont Butler aka Pimp C, American rapper
Chad Smith, American drummer for band the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Canadian band Nickelback
Chad Cobain, brother of musician Kurt Cobain
Chad Hugo, American musician of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D.
Chad Linley, brother of actor Cody Linley
Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinco, American NFL player
Chad Greenway, American NFL player
James Chadwick "Chad" Pennington, American NFL player
Charles Conrad "Chad" Lowe, American actor and brother of Rob Lowe
Chad Butler, drummer in the band Switchfoot
Chad Le Clos, South African swimmer
Chad Michaels, American drag performer known for "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Charles Stephen "Chad" Paine III, American reality TV personality
Chad Franke (b. 2005), son of YouTube vlogger Ruby Franke from the channel 8Passengers

Pop Culture References for the name Chad

Chad Michael DiMera, character on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives"
Chad Dylan Cooper, character on TV's "Sonny with a Chance"
Intern Chad, character on podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Chad is a country in Africa.

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eveyalecia Says:


The ultimate douchey, prep, lax-bro name. (sorry not sorry, Chads)