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What does Adah mean?

Adah Pronunciation of Adah [adah] 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.

Associated with: biblical.


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

Creative forms:
(female) Adas, Amah, ..

(male) Adad, Adai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Adah Leona (A.L.), ..

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)

Adah reached its apex rank of #349 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adah name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Ada (#357 last year), Addie (#1122), Aida (#1296), Adia and Adda are the prominent alternative forms of Adah ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Adah were at the height of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.6%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.1%, 89% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adah, Ada, Adda, Addie, Adia, 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 Addey, Ado, Ady, Aeeda, Aidee, Auda, Audi, Audie, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Eddi, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edy, Ida, Oda and Uda. Other suggested similar names are Adal, Adala, Adali, Adana, Adara, Adare, Addal (see Adalia), Adde, Adel, Adibah, Adivah, Adlai, Adra, Adrah, Adriah, Agnah, Aidan, Ainah, Aja, Ala, Alah, Alda, Aliah, Alidah, Alvah, Alydah, Ama, Amahl, Amiah, Ana, Anahi, Anat, Anath, Anda, Anh, Aram, Ardah, Ardath, Ashah, Asyah, Atal, Audan, Ava, Avah, Aya, Aza, Beah, Ednah, Elah, Inah, Leah, Miah, Nyah, Orah and Sadah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adah.

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