What does Aida mean?
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 Aïda.
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)
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).
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.