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What does Adah mean?

Adah /adah/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Adah is "adornment".

Biblical name: name of the wives of Lamech and Esau. Brought into prominence by American actress Adah Isaacs Mencken. See also Ada.


Adah has 14 related forms via Ada: Adan, Adda, Addi, Addiah, Addie, Addy, Ade, Adey, Adi, Adia, Adiah, Adie, Aida and Aidah.

Kreatif forms: Aaadah, Aiadah, Auadah. [more]

How popular is Adah?

Adah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3285 out of 4276, Top 77%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Adah for girls. Adah reached its apex rank of #349 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Ada (#382 last year), Aida, Addie and Adda are the prominent alternative forms of Adah ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.6126%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.1236%, down 79.8%), with the forms Adah, Adda, Addie and Aida becoming less stylish. Ada (#382) is the most chic birth name among these, with this name going through a revival in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Adah and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adah, Ada, Adda, Addie, Aida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Adah is alike in pronunciation to Ado, Ady, Auda, Ayda, Eda, Ida, Oda and Uda. Other suggested similar baby names are Adal, Adde, Adrah, Alah, Ardah and Avah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adah.