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.
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.Kreatif forms: Adaai, Adaau, Auada. [more]
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. Census)
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 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ada and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Ada (#382 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Alice (#97 2 years ago), 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. Other forms, like Adalin, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Ada was common among parents during 1880-1889 (average #577) and is somewhat less today (#735, ▼37.4%), with forms like Adda, Adah, Addie, Adell and Adella falling out of style. Alice is the continual favorite, although Adalyn seems to be getting popular too. (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, Atha, Aud, Aude, Ava▲, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ada.