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What does Lady mean?

Lady Pronunciation of Lady as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lady is "bread kneader". Probably refers to someone in charge of a household, and therefore of high rank. Also form of Adelaide.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, high (great)


VARIANTS Ladey, Laidy



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How popular is Lady?

Lady is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2508 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#22196 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lady reached its highest position of #951 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Adelaide (#298 LAST YEAR) is the only other prominent variation form of Lady. These forms of Lady reached the height of their popularity in the year 2016 (AVERAGE #1129) and have remained as popular to this day (#1149, DOWN 5.6%). Adelaide has generally been preferred by parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lady, Adelaide in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lady is pronounced similarly to Lada, Laday, Laidey, Lauda, Leda, Ledah, Leida, Leoda, Leyda, Lida, Lidah, Lidia, Lidie, Loida, Loyda, Lyda, Lydah, Lydia and Lydie. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Andy, Brady, Caddy, Cady, Candy, Coady, Cody, Dody, Eddy, Edy, Hedy, Jady, Jandy, Jody, Judy, Kady, Kandy, Kody, La-, Lace, Lacey, Laci, Lacy, Lael, Laily, Lake, Lal, Lala, Lali, Lally, Lalya, Lana, Lane, Lani, Lara, Laray, Lari, Lark, Laryn, Lata, Lesy, Lexy, Liby, Lily, Lindy, Livy, Lizy, Lory, Lucy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy, Nady, Randy, Tandy and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lady.