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What does Aida mean?

Aida Pronunciation of Aida [ai-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 Ada.

Associated with: arabic, princess, opera.


Aida has 6 variants: Aeeda, Aide, Aidee, Ayeeda, Ieeda and Iyeeda.

Affiliated girl name: Ada.

Creative forms:
(female) Aite, Aoda, ..

(male) Aidi, Aita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aida Melanie (A.M.), ..

How popular is Aida?

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. Demographics)

Aida reached its highest position of #779 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1296 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ada (#357 the previous year) and Aide are the prominent varying forms of Aida (#1296 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Aida was widespread among parents 135 years ago (median #1049) and is now much less (#1217, 84% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aida, Ada, Aide in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Aida is alike in pronunciation to Adah, Adda, Addey, Addi, Addiah, Addie, Addy, Adiah, Adie, Ado, Ady, Aidah, Auda, Audi, Audie, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Eddi, Eddy, Edy, Ida, Oda, Ouida and Uda. Other recommended names are Abia, Abida, Abila, Abra, Adal, Adde, Ade, Afia, Afua, Agna, Ahuda, Aidan, Aidana, Aila, Aili, Aina, Aisha, Alda, Aldea, Alida, Alidah, Aliya, Alva, Amada, Amica, Amika, Amira, Amita, Anda, Andra, Anima, Anita, Aniya, Anna, Annda, Anya, Arda, Arika, Arna, Assa, Atha, Aud, Aude, Lida, Maida, Olida, Rida, Thida, Vida and Zaida. These names tend to be less commonly used than Aida.