Cadence is getting more popular for girls in the USA, probably due to its initial "cay" sound, which is very popular these days (Kaitlyn, Kaylee, Mikayla etc.). It is simply uaing the English vocabulary word as a name. In 2010, it was #83 for girls in the US top 7000 and #819 for boys.

Merriam Webster defines 'cadence' as thus:
1 a : a rhythmic sequence or flow of sounds in language b : the beat, time, or measure of rhythmical motion or activity 2 a : a falling inflection of the voice b : a concluding and usually falling strain; specifically : a musical chord sequence moving to a harmonic close or point of rest and giving the sense of harmonic completion 3 : the modulated and rhythmic recurrence of a sound especially in nature

See Also: Cadenza

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