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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Chad

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Chad in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Chad:

  • Records indicate that 237,370 boys in the United States have been named Chad since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1972, when 13,392 people in the U.S. were given the name Chad. Those people are now 49 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Chad

    71% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "Ok I Know Theres A Country Called Chad But Why Are People Called Chad Lol This Is Too Funny" Aug. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Chad. My friend from the frat was named chad and he was so good at pong. you could say we were pong bros. The frat is what really brought our brother hood close. Chad is the type of name to give a kid who likes to turnt up and play a gnarley game of pong." Apr. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Son is 2 year's old in August,his name is Chadley,but everyone calls him Chad. His older brother Mason who's 4 likes to call him Chad Brad.Anyway's chad is a cute name and i love it (:" Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my dads name is chad,he is 24 and He is also the best dad in the world. love, nana" Jul. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the way Chad sounds. It's kind of like the trendy names that come out now, but it has been around for awhile. It's not too common and it is masculine and sexy but a little understated." Aug. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I know a guy named chad, he recently died of colon cancer." Mar. 31, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was a kid, every Chad I knew, got his books kicked down the hallway at school, also got teased relentlessly" Jun. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My fiance's name is Chad. He's soooo handsome, charming, intelligent, athletic, kind, etc. It's a country name from Africa and the coolest thing is that it matches with my name which is Kenya. Both of us are not African American. He's german and I'm mexican" Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Chad Allen was born in 1985. I heard the name on a TV show but I don't remember which one. It made me think of a preppy, Ivy league school kind of guy that's why I chose it. Reality is far different. My son was a social outcast all through school. He spent his teenage years in his room alone. He never did drugs or anything like that, he was just socially awkward. Now, 23 years later, I realize my son had Aspberger Syndrome, part of the autism spectrum that no one was even aware of when he was younger. Despite it all Chad is a kind hearted young man who gives of himself to everyone. He's currently in college studying behavioral sciences because he wants to help kids who feel out of place like he did." Aug. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husbands name is Chad and he loves his name. He enjoy telling me that their is a country named after him but not after me LOL" Mar. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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