What does Aida mean?
Aida \a(i)-da\ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-EE-dah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Aida is "reward, present". Also possibly from Latin meaning "distinguished; helpful". More likely though a name created for the Ethiopian princess in Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aïda.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ada.
Aida is a very prominent first name for women (#559 out of 4276, Top 13%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#119644 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Aida for girls. Aida entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #255 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Aida and affiliated names. Ada (#382 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Aida appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.765%) and is now much less (usage 0.309%, down 59.6%), with the version Aida becoming less fashionable. Ada (#382) is the most chic birth name here, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Aida▼ is alike in pronunciation to Adah▼, Adda▼, Addi, Addy, Adi, Adia, Ado, Ady, Aidah, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Eda▼, Edda, Ida▼, Oda▼, Ouida▼ and Uda. Other recommended similar baby names are Abida, Adde, Ade, Ahuda, Aidan, Aila, Aina, Alda▼, Alida▼, Anda, Arda, Aud, Aude, Lida▼, Rida and Vida▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aida.