PRONOUNCED: JAYD (English), ZHAD (French) [details]
Meaning & History
From the name of the precious stone that is often used in carvings. It is derived from Spanish (piedra de la) ijada meaning "(stone of the) flank", relating to the belief that jade could cure renal colic. As a given name, it came into general use during the 1970s.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Giada (Italian)