This name derives from the English “cadence” meaning, “rhythm, flow”, from the Middle French “cadence”, from the Italian “cadenza”, which in turn derives from the Latin “cadentia > cădĕre > cădo”, meaning “fall, get off, drop”. It has risen in popularity in the United States, where it ranked at no. 214 in popularity for baby girls in 2006, having jumped 745 places up the chart since 2002, when it was ranked at No. 959. It peaked in 2007, when it reached no. 199. This name is also linked to the Irish and Scottish Gaelic surname “Mac Cadáin” (son of Cadán), in turn from the Old Irish “cath”, from the Proto-Celtic “*katus”, meaning “battle”. Caden is a given name popular in the United States and Canada in recent years.