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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.


Ida has 2 variant forms: Idania and Idette.

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).

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 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.