What does Ada mean?
Ada \a-da\ 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.
Ada has 33 more alternative forms via Adelaide, Adele: Adalena, Adalin, Adaline▼, Adalyn, Adalynn, Addala, Addalla, Adde, Addey, Adel, Adela▼, Adelade, Adelais, Adele▼, Adelei, Adelia▼, Adelina, Adelis, Adell▼, Adella▼, Adelle▼, Adelyn, Ado, Ady, Aide, Alice, Aline▼, Del, Dell▼, Della▼, Elke, Heidi and Lady.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Ada for girls. Ada reached its peak rank of #46 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #382. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 1000 are Alice (#97 last year), Adalynn (#128), Adalyn (#152), Adelyn (#197), Adelaide (#316), Heidi (#347), Adelina (#531), Adele (#764), Aline, Della, Dell, Adelle, Aida, Adelia, Adamaris, Adaline, Adah, Adda, Addie, Adell, Adela and Adella. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4225%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2646%, down 37.4%), with forms like Adda, Adah, Addie, Adell and Adella falling out of style. The most trendy names for newborns in this list are Adalynn (#128), Adelina (#531), Adelaide (#316), Adalyn (#152) and Adelyn (#197), with Adelaide and Adelina having a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ada is alike in pronunciation to Aeeda, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Eda▼, Edda, Edi, Edy, Ida▼, Oda▼ and Uda. Other suggested similar baby names are Adal, Adra, Ahuda, Aja, Ala, Alda▼, Ama, Ana, Anda, Ara▼, Arda, Asa, Aud, Aude, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ada.