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Sade is a rock star in the US.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2006
The Finnish name Sade is simply not the same name as the name used by the British-Nigerian singer. In her case it is a short form of the Yoruba name Folasade.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
Amongst the Yoruba of Nigeria there is a feminine name-Sade. In fullness it is Folasade; shortened to Sade i.e. the most popular abbreviation. Folasade, including its abbreviation, simply means "use riches in place of crown." The British-Yoruba soft singer, Sade, is a typical bearer.
babatunde mikkibello  5/2/2007
Pronounced Sadie.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2006
The person who said Säde is pronounced "Sadie" obviously confused the name with the non-Finnish Sade.

The Ä is pronounced the same as the the A in "lap" or "crack". The E is pronounced the same as the E in "pet".
Saya Aensland  4/6/2006
Säde is not pronounced the same way as SADIE. And neither is the name SADE. Sade in Finnish means 'rain' and it is a girls name.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2006
It seems like there could several possible pronunciations depending on where you are from, some I have seen on the web are shah-DAY, shar-DAY and sa-de, the a is pronounced like the u in stuff and the e is pronounced like the e in let.
― Anonymous User  5/30/2006
It's a tad corny and cutesy, and I've never heard of a Säde in Finland. Maybe this is a Finnish hippie name, then.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
People, please. Sade is not the same as Säde! In Finnish "Sade" means "rain" and "säde" means "ray of light". The dots aren't there just for fun!
― Anonymous User  5/19/2008
You can hear the pronunciation here:
http://forvo.com/word/s%C3%A4de/
Hannah Ruth  12/15/2008
"Säde" is also the Finnish word for radius. I almost always think of geometry when I hear the word säde.
nenmo  5/5/2009
My first impression was the Marquis de Sade, and sadism. But I'm an ignorant American.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2009
The singer Sade born (Helen Folasade Adu).
― Anonymous User  9/19/2012
We use the name "SADE" as a girl's name meaning "rain", on the other hand "SÄDE" means "ray of light from stars" and is not a common name.
altharspeech  4/18/2014
Such an elegant name.
Luvbug86  9/18/2016
This name does not work in Denmark or Norway. The written version of the name is almost the same as the Norwegian and Danish word Sæd which means "sperm".
― Anonymous User  4/25/2017

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