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What does Ady mean?

Ady Pronunciation of Ady [ady] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ady is "noble kind". Ady is an alternate form of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid.

Associated with: noble, kind (gracious).


Ady has 8 variants: Ada, Addey, Addi, Addie, Addy, Adey, Adi and Ado.

10 more relations via Adelaide: Adalyn, Adde, Adel, Adela, Adele, Adell, Adelyn, Aide, Del and Lady.

Creative forms:
(female) Adai, Aldy, ..

(male) Adai, Adry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ady Esmeralda (A.E.), ..

How popular is Ady?

Ady is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#35522 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Adalyn (#132 in 2015), Adelyn (#193), Adelaide (#273), Ada (#357), Adele (#652), Addie (#1122), Adela (#1123), Lady, Aide, Adell and Adel are the popular variation forms of Ady (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Ady were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (median #1009) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1077, 33.4%). Ada has historically been popular among parents, although Adelyn appears to be gaining favor too, while forms like Adele have lost favor. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adalyn, Addie, Adel, Adela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Adele, Adell, Adelyn, Aide, Lady in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ady is alike in pronunciation to Adah, Adda, Adia, Adiah, Adie, Aeeda, Aida, Aidah, Aidee, Auda, Audi, Audie, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Eddi, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edie, Edy, Ida, Oda and Uda. Other recommended names are Ade, Agy, Amy and Andy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ady.

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