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Meaning and Name Origin

Ouida \ou(i)-da\ as a girls' 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 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.


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. during the years 1920-1929, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Ouida and associated names. Lola (#236 the previous year), 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 girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu and Louise falling out of fashion. Eloise (#300) and Lola (#236) are two of the more fashionable birth names among these, with both names having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eloisa, Eloise, Lois, Lola, Lolita, Lou, Louella, Louisa, Louise, Lu in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu, Ouida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eloise, Lois, Lola, Louise, Lovisa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ouida is 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.