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, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ada for girls. Ada was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #46 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #382. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ada and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Ada (#382 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Adalyn (#152 last year), Adelaide (#316), Adele (#764), Addie (#1184), Adela (#1288), Aida (#1458), Adamaris (#1923), Adia, Adella, Aide, Lady, Adelia, Adel, 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 (#1498, ▼61%), 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.