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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.


Lady has 2 variants: Ladey and Laidy.

For more information, see also the related girl name Adelaide.


Lady is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2508 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#11510 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Lady and affiliated names. Adelaide (#316 last year) is the only prominent variation form of Lady (#unlisted). This girl name reached the height of its popularity during 1880-1889 and is now significantly less widespread. Adelaide (#316) is the most chic birth name in this list, with this name undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (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.