Cade Derived from an Old English nickname meaning “round.” The meaning may not captivate you, but that’s cool. Maybe he will be a “round” baby. Everyone loves a pudgy baby, after all. Those rolls, amirite? Nicknames: It’s Cade. Period. Famous people named Cade: Actor Cade Sutton; baseball player Cade Gaspar; football player Cade McNown; TV host Cade Courtley. Fun facts: In the late-1800s, the word “cade” was used to refer to a spoiled child.