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What does Lady mean?

Lady \l(a)-dy\ as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lady is "bread kneader". Probably refers to someone in charge of a household, and therefore of high rank.


Variations

Lady has 2 variants: Ladey and Laidy.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Adelaide.


Popularity

Lady is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2508 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#22196 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Adelaide (#316 last year) is the only prominent variation form of Lady (#unlisted). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.793%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.684%, down 13.7%). Adelaide (#316) is the most chic birth name in this list, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for this name. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Lady and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelaide in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lady and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Lady is pronounced similarly to Lada, Laday, Laidey, Lauda, Leda, Lida and Lyda. Other suggested similar baby names are Cady, Jady, Kady, Lacy, Lata, Mady and Nady. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lady.

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