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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ouida name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ouida and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Louisa (#973), Ouida and Louise. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Louisa, Louise, Ouida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Louisa, Louise outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ouida is also pronounced similarly to Aida, Auda and Oda. Other suggested similar baby names are Guida, Olida and Onida. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ouida.