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Meaning and name origin
Ada \a-da\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Adamina.
Ada is a very popular first name for females (#310 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#58848 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ada for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ada and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ada, Adah, Adda, Addie, Adelaide, Adele and Aida. (2014 statistics).
Ada is also pronounced similarly to Ado, Ady, Aeeda, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Edi, Edy, Ida, Oda and Uda. Other suggested similar baby names are Adal, Adde, Adra, Ahuda, Aide, Aja, Ala, Alda, Ama, Ana, Anda, Ara, Arda, Asa, Aud, Aude, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ada.
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