The meaning of the name “Jade” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: Jade is a name originally given to an ornamental stone, but it has become a first name for females in different parts of the world. The name first came from the Spanish word for the stone jade, ijada. In many cultures, jade is said to have properties which will help to protect anyone who wears it from certain types of harm. It’s said that if a baby wears a piece of jade near their stomach, they will avoid having colic. Some ancient Chinese civilizations believed the stone helped to ward off bad spirits if worn around the neck. The meaning of the name is “precious green stone”. Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. "Jade" was also slang for "nag" or "prostitute", and is so used in literature up through the 19th century. Jade is also considered a shade of Green.
There are several popular variations of the name Jade. These include Jada, Jayda, Jaide, or Jaida. One Italian variant is the name Gaida. A similar male version of the name, Jaden, Jayden, Jaiden, or Jadyn, has also become popular over the years. Commonly used diminutives of the name Jade include Jay, Jay-jay, or Jada.
Popularity of the name Jade has been in a decline in many countries since the mid 2000s. The name was not used as a female name much until 1975 when it broke into the top 1000 most popular baby girl names in the US. Its peak usage rate was In France in France when the name was ranked as the 2nd most popular baby girl name in 2009. In 2014 it was ranked as the 139th most popular girl name in the US, the 7th most popular girl name in France, the 93rd most popular girl name in Australia, and the 24th most popular girl name in Belgium.
Celebrities who share the name Jade include Jade Ramsey, and actress; Jade Yorker, an actor; Jade Dernbach, a cricket player; Jade Peters, a pop singer; Jade Bailey, a runner; and Jade Cole, a model.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Jade for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Jade is a unisex name, used as a boy name and a girl name.
The name Jade is of Spanish origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Jade we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Jade Name Meaning
The meaning of Jade has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Jade are:
American meaning: Stone of the side
Spanish meaning: Green gemstone
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Jade and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Jade and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Jade is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Jade Categories
The name Jade is in the following categories: American Names, Color Names, Contemporary Names, Earthy Names, English Names, French Names, Green Names, Jewel Names, Middle Names, Nature Names, Spanish Names, Unisex Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Jade. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Jade, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Jade
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Jade displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Jade Boy Name Popularity Chart
Jade Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
Songs and Videos about the name Jade:
Songs that feature the name Jade in the lyrics include Jade by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and Sweet Jade by Ari Hest.
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