Rada Family History
Rada Name Meaning
Czech and Slovak: from a short form of any of various Slavic personal names containing the element rad ‘merry glad’ (from Old Slavic radъ) such as Radoslav in which the second element means ‘glory’ or ‘famous’. Hungarian: from the old personal name Rada or Ráda of Slavic origin (see 1 above and Rad ). Spanish and Catalan: topographic name from rada ‘natural bay’. Spanish and Catalan: habitational name from any of the places called Rada (Cantabria) Rada de Haro (Cuenca) La Rada (Albacete Cuenca) or Rada de Moraira (Alicante). Basque: Castilianized form of a habitational name from a place called Arrada in Navarre. Albanian: habitational name from Radë (definite form Rada) a village near Durrës.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press