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Ada 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.
Ada has 14 variant forms: Adan, Adda, Addi, Addie, Addiah, Addy, Ade, Adey, Adi, Adia, Adiah, Adie, Aida and Aidah.
For more information, see also the related name Adamina.
Baby names that sound like Ada are Ady, Ado, Auda, Ayda, Eda, Ida, Oda and Uda.
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Popularity of Ada
Ada is a very popular first name for women (#310 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#58848 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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