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.