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What does Ida mean?

Ida /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: greek, prosperous (wealthy), happy (joy), mythology, nymph (goddess), mount


Ida has 2 variants: Idania and Idette.

Affiliated girl name: Idona.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Idaia, Idia, ..

(male) Idag, Idago, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ida for girls. Ida reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1515 presently. (2014 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 names are Idra, Ila, Ima, Ina, Inda, Ira, Isa, Ita and Iva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ida.