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What does Dido mean?

Dido Pronunciation of Dido [di-do] as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Literary: in Virgil's "Aeneid", the queen of Carthage who falls in love with the wandering Aeneas. Pop musician Dido.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, literary, queen


(female) Dida, Didon, ..

(male) Dide, Didod, ..

Dido Sofia (D.S.), ..

How popular is Dido?

Dido is an uncommonly occurring first name for women and an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Elissa (#1395 IN RECENT RANKINGS) is the only prominent varying form of Dido (NOT IN TOP 2000). Adoption of this form of Dido was at its peak in 2012 (#886) and is somewhat less today. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dido is pronounced similarly to Dada, Dedie, Didi, Doda, Dodee, Dodey, Dodi, Dodie and Dody. Other recommended names are Ado, Dede, Di, Dian, Dila, Dina, Dion, Dior, Dita, Dix, Diza and Doro. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dido.

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