What does Ouida mean?
Ouida /oui-da/ as a girls' name is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ouida is "famous warrior".
Variant of Louise. 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▼ has 37 alternative forms via Louisa, Louise: Aloisa, Aloise, Aloysia, Eloisa▼, Eloise▲, Heloisa, Heloise, Lluisa, Lois▼, Loise, Lola▲, Lolita▼, Lou▼, Louella▼, Louisa▼, Louisetta, Louisette, Louisiana, Louisiane, Louisina, Louisine, Louiza, Lovisa, Lowise, Loyise, Lu, Ludovica, Ludovika, Ludwiga, Luella▼, Luisa▼, Luise, Lujza, Lujzika, Lula▼, Lulita and Lulu▼.Kreatif forms: Ouiode, Ouira. [more]
How popular is Ouida?
Ouida is a very popular first name for females (#1909 out of 4276, Top 45%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ouida for girls. Ouida was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #688 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Lola (#236 2 years ago), Eloise (#300), Louisa (#973), Luisa, Luella, Lula, Lulu, Lu, Lovisa, Lou, Lolita, Louella, Eloisa, Louise and Lois are the prominent variation forms of Ouida. These relations of Ouida were popular as birth names during the years 1900-1909 (average #456) and are now much less widespread (#906, ▼82.8%), with versions such as Louella, Lolita, Eloisa, Louise and Lois falling out of fashion. Lola is more widely used than the rest, although Eloise appears to be getting popular too. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Ouida and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)