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What does Maida mean?

Maida Pronunciation of Maida [mai-da] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-dah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Maida is "maiden; young, unmarried woman". Maida and its diminutive form Maidie were used somewhat in the 19th century.

Associated with: old english, young, 19th century.


Maida has 9 variants: Maddie, Maddy, Mady, Magda, Maidel, Maidie, Mayda, Maydena and Maydey.

Creative forms:
(female) Maidai, Maima, ..

(male) Maima, Maimar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maida Mollie (M.M.), ..

How popular is Maida?

Maida is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2482 out of 4276, Top 58%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#14706 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Maida reached its highest position of #999 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maida name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maida outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Maida are Maddie (#1058 in recent rankings), Maidie and Magda. Usage of these relations of Maida was common in 2015 (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maida, Maddie, Magda, Maidie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maida is pronounced similarly to Mada, Maudie, Meda, Medea and Media. Other recommended names are Alida, Darda, Faida, Frida, Garda, Guida, Heida, Jaida, Lada, Leida, Lida, Loida, Madina, Madra, Maeja, Mahina, Maia, Maiah, Maiga, Mair, Maira, Maisa, Maisha, Maiya, Majida, Mala, Malea, Manda, Manya, Marga, Marinda, Marisa, Marita, Marla, Marra, Masada, Masha, Mata, Matha, Maud, Maude, Mavina, Maxina, Mayde, Mdina, Meira, Melida, Mia, Mika, Mira, Miya, Mlada, Moira, Nada, Nagida, Naiada (see Naida), Naida, Nanda, Narda, Ouida, Randa, Saida, Sayda, Valida, Vida, Walda, Wanda, Warda, Zaida and Zanda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maida.

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