GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AY-dÉ™ (English), AH-dah (Polish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of ADELAIDE and other names beginning with the same sound. This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Addie, Addy, Della (English), Aleida, Alida, Heida, Heidi (German), Aleit (Low German), Alida (Hungarian), Alina (Italian), Aada (Finnish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Adalheidis, Adela, Adelais, Adelina (Ancient Germanic), Hadriana (Ancient Roman), Alícia (Catalan), Adrijana, Jadranka (Croatian), Adéla, Adriana (Czech), Heidi (Danish), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke (Dutch), Adélaïde, Adèle, Adeline, Adrienne, Alice, Alix, Aline, Alison (French), Elke (Frisian), Ailís (Irish), Alise (Latvian), Aalis (Medieval French), Heidi (Norwegian), Adelaide, Adelina, Adriana, Alice, Alícia, Aline (Portuguese), Adela, Adelina, Adriana, Alina (Romanian), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Adrijana, Jadranka (Serbian), Adriana, Alica (Slovak), Adrijana, Jadranka (Slovene), Adela, Adelaida, Adelina, Adriana, Alicia, Adelia (Spanish), Adelita, Alita (Spanish (Latin American)), Heidi (Swedish), Alis (Welsh)
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