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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 Ada.


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

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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada, Aida 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, 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.