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%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (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 this girl name was at its highest during the years 1930-1939 and is now much less, 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.