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What does Ida mean?

Ida Pronunciation of Ida 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH -da, greek, old, prosperous (wealthy), happy (joy), mythology, nymph (goddess), mount


VARIANTS Idania, Idette




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How popular is Ida?

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 (#37591 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ida reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1439 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 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, Addi, Addy, Adey, Adi, Adia, Adie, Ado, Aeeda, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Eda, Edda, Eddi, Eddy, Edee, Edi, Edy, Ieeda, Oda, Ouida and Uda. Other recommended sound-alike names are Idra, Ila, Ima, Ina, Inda, Ira, Isa, Ita and Iva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ida.

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