What does Ada mean?
Ada [ada] as a girls' name is pronounced AY-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ada is "noble". A pet form of Adele and Adelaide, or also possibly a Latinate variant of the biblical Hebrew name Adah meaning "adornment". The name was borne by a seventh-century abbess of Saint Julien des Prés at Le Mans. Not in common use before the late 18th century.
(female) Aar, Adad, ..
(male) Adad, Add, .. Middle name pairings:
Ada Jacquelyn (A.J.), ..
How popular is Ada?
Ada is a very prominent first name for females (#310 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#54643 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Ada was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #46 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #357. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ada (#357 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Adalyn (#132 last year), Adelaide (#273), Adele (#652), Addie (#1122), Adela (#1123), Aida (#1296), Adia, Aide, Adella, Lady, Adelia, Adel, Adamaris, Adah, Adda and Adell. Other forms, like Ady, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Ada was common among parents a century ago (average #933) and has become much reduced since (#1467, ▼55%), with forms like Adelia going out of style. Adalyn and Adelaide are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list.
Ada▼ is alike in pronunciation to Adwowa, Aeeda, Aidee, Auda, Audi, Audie▼, Ayda, Ayeeda, Eda▼, Edda, Eddi, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edy, Ida▼, Ieeda, Oda, Ouida and Uda. Other suggested similar names are Adal, Adra, Aja, Ala, Alda▼, Ama, Ana, Anda, Ara▼, Arda, Asa, Ava▲, Aya▲ and Aza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ada.See names in meaning and etymology.