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Gender: M Origin of Thad: Short form of Thaddeus or variation of Tad

Thad is a tad too slight to stand alone as a name, though as a short form of the imposing Thaddeus it's as serviceable as Ted or Ed.

Famous People Named Thad

William Thad Cochran, U.S. Senator from Mississippi
Thad Matta, American college basketball coach
Thaddeus Joseph "Thad" Jones, American jazz trumpeter
Thaddeus Rowe "Thad" Luckinbill, American actor
Thad William Allen, U.S. Coast Guard admiral
Thad Aaron Cockrell, American country singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Thad

Thad, idiot that spends $45 dollars on cookies and water