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Meaning and name origin

Lady \l(a)-dy\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Ladey and Laidy.

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


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lady and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Adelaide (#316). (2014 statistics).

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 also 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.