Chad

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LinguaFan

Senior Member
Russia
Name business again.

could you tell me the complete name of Chad? (Is there actually a name Chad? - sounds strange to me).

THank you
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    It's just a name, LinguaFan, albeit an unusual one.

    As far as I know, it's not short for anything.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    St. Chad, about whom one can read in St. Bede the Venerable's famous Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, was a Seventh Century English bishop of what would eventually become the Diocese of Lichfield. The Anglican Lichfield Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mary and Saint Chad, and St. Chad's relics are now found in the Roman Catholic cathedral in Birmingham, which is named "St. Chad's" after him.
     

    Lis48

    Senior Member
    English - British
    In BE, Chad is short for Chadwick which apparantly either comes from an old English word for a dairy farm or the Welsh for battle. Take your pick.
     
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