Gad

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Hebrew name גָּד (Gad)

1) Probably meaning 'cut off' [1]

2) Folk-etymologically sometimes interpreted as 'luck', 'fortune' [1]

Related Names

Gad
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gad
Genitive: Gads
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gad
Genitive: Gadin
Partitive: Gadia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gad
Genitive: Gads
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gad
Genitive: Gads

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 23 people were named Gad (percentage of first or only given name: 87 %) [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
25 80 0 11 25 69
Norway Norway[4]
7
n.a.
0
n.a.
7
n.a.
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
12
n.a.
7
n.a.
5
Denmark Denmark[6]
1
n.a.
0
n.a.
1
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gad.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  5. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/