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Meaning and Name Origin

Ida \i-da\ as a girls' name is pronounced EYE-dah. It is of Old German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Ida is "hardworking". Also possibly from an Old English expression for "prosperous, happy". Mythology: a Greek nymph who cared for the infant Zeus on Mount Ida.


Ida has 2 variants: Idania and Idette.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Idona.


Ida is a very popular first name for women (#183 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#40409 out of 88799, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ida for girls. Ida reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Ida is alike in pronunciation to Ada, Adah, Adda, Adi, Adia, Ado, Ady, Aida, Auda, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Edi, Edy, Ieeda, Oda and Uda. Other recommended similar baby names are Idra, Ila, Ima, Ina, Inda, Ira, Isa, Ita and Iva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ida.