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pinWhat 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 14 variants: Adan, Adda, Addi, Addiah, Addie, Addy, Ade, Adey, Adi, Adia, Adiah, Adie, Aida and Aidah.

Affiliated girl names: Adamaris and Adamina.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ada outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adah, Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adamaris, Adda, Addie, Adela, Adelaide in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adele, Adelia, Adelina, Adell, Adella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelle, Adelyn, Aida, Alice, Aline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dell, Della, Heidi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Heidi outside U.S.

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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.