User comments for Ada (Meaning / History Only)

According to "The Book of Scottish Names" by Iain Zaczek (ISBN 1 90311620 1), Ada is an ancient name of Germanic routes, stemming from 'adal' - meaning 'noble' which was introduced to Scotland by the Normans. It has been used throughout the centuries, especially during the Middle Ages.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2005
Also an ancient Greek name. Ada was the daughter of Ekatomnos from Karia.
Damis  3/3/2005
Ada means noble, and happiness.
SeaShellClub  8/11/2005
In Old Jewish it means "adornment". The name was popular in Russia in the first half of 20th century. My mother's name (she was born in 1933) is Ada.
Leonid Dzhepko  8/22/2005
My grandmother's name is Ada, which is a short form of Adriana. So it is not only a pet form of Adelaide.
― Anonymous User  12/9/2005
When pronounced 'AH-duh,' the name is Hebrew in origin, meaning 'beautiful ornament.'
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Ada is also a short for Alexandra. I know three Alexandras whose short usage is Ada.
Sayae  2/8/2006
Ada was one of the wives of Lemeh from Genesis: "Ada and Zila, hear my voice, wives of Lemeh, hear my words".
judithf  10/25/2006
I believe the similar biblical name is spelt 'Adah'. I may be mistaken though, as I'm not a great reader of the Good Book. ;)
Beornhild  12/6/2006
It's short for Adelina.
gio2475  5/26/2008
Ada is also the German spelling of the Biblical name Adah.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2013
Ada means island in Turkish.
EUPHOORIA  5/2/2014
In Turkish "Ada" means "island".
MissShamu  3/14/2016
This name means fairy in Spanish...
― Anonymous User  8/31/2017

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