Ade: Name Meaning

Ade is a unisex name of African origin, derived from the Yoruba language. It is also used as a short form of other names such as Adebayo, Adebisi, and Ademola. The meaning of Ade is “crown” or “royalty”.

The name Ade has been popular in Nigeria since the 1950s. It is often given to boys, but it can also be used for girls. In recent years, it has become more popular in the United States and other parts of the world.


Ade is not a particularly common name in the United States. According to Social Security Administration data, it was given to only about 100 baby boys in 2018. However, it is much more popular in Nigeria, where it was the 11th most popular name for boys in 2017.

Famous People Named Ade

There are several famous people who have the name Ade, including:

  • Adebayo Ogunlesi, Nigerian-American businessman and investor
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa, English professional footballer
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, British actor and model
  • Adeleke Adedoyin, Nigerian politician and lawyer
  • Adetokunbo Fakeye, Nigerian artist and sculptor
  • Adewale Ayuba, Nigerian musician and songwriter

Variations of the Name Ade

There are several variations of the name Ade that are used in different cultures. Some of these include:

  • Aade: (Nigerian)
  • Aadi: (Indian)
  • Aadu: (Estonian)
  • Aadya: (Indian)

In some cases, the name may also be spelled differently, such as Aydee or Aydi.

By Ava Isabella Hartley

Ava Isabella Hartley is a renowned expert in the field of onomastics, the study of names and their meanings, with a particular focus on baby names. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in the study of etymology, name trends, and cultural naming practices.

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