Tad (given name)

Tad is a male given name or shortened version of Tadhg,[1] Thaddeus,[2] Thomas or other names. It may refer to:


  • Tad Boyle (born 1963), University of Colorado men's basketball head coach and former player
  • Tad Crawford (born 1984), Canadian Football League player
  • Tad Devine (born 1955), American political consultant
  • Tad Dorgan (1877–1929), American cartoonist
  • Edward T. Foote II (born 1937), fourth president of the University of Miami
  • Tad Gormley (1884–1965), Louisiana State University men's basketball head coach and trainer
  • Tad Hilgenbrink (born 1981), American actor
  • Tad Jones (politician) (born 1972), American politician
  • Tad Kornegay (born 1982), collegiate football and Canadian Football League player
  • Tad Lincoln (1853–1871), youngest son of Abraham and Mary Lincoln
  • Tad J. Oelstrom (born 1943), retired US Air Force lieutenant general
  • Tad Mosel (1922–2008), American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and dramatist
  • Tad Richards (born 1940), American writer and visual artist
  • Tad Robinson, (born 1956), American soul blues singer
  • Tad Schmaltz (born 1960), professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan
  • Tad Stones (born c. 1952), American animator, screenwriter, producer and director best known for his work for The Walt Disney Company
  • Tad Wieman (1896–1971), American collegiate football player, coach and athletic director

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. ISBN 9780198610601.
  2. ^ Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Penguin. p. 117. ISBN 9780399528941. tad.