Meaning and name origin
Ouida \ou(i)-da\ as a girl's name is of English origin. Variant of Louise (Old German) "famous warrior". Used as the pen name of a Victorian romantic novelist named Marie Louise de la Ramée. It came into use as a childish version of Louisa. It may also be of African origin, derived from Ouidah, City of Benin in West Africa.
Ouida is a very popular first name for females (#1909 out of 4276, Top 45%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ouida for girls. Ouida reached its highest rank of #688 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).