Meaning and name origin
Ida \i-da\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Idona.
Ida is a very popular first name for females (#183 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#40409 out of 88799, Top 46%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ida for girls. Ida reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Ida▼ is also pronounced similarly to Ada▲, Adah▼, Adda▼, Adi, Adia, Ado, Ady, Aida▼, Auda, Ayda, Eda▼, Edda, Edi, Edy, Ieeda, Oda▼ and Uda. Other suggested similar baby names are Idra, Ila▼, Ima▼, Ina▼, Inda, Ira▼, Isa▼, Ita and Iva▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ida.