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.
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)
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.