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This is the name of Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, as well as the main character's name. It is pronounced i-EE-dah.
mariej2  2/5/2006
I love this name! It just sounds so beautiful, and is so lovely to pronounce.
PVega  3/18/2006
My friend's name is Aida, but she pronounces it "IE-da", like Ida. It's grown on me a lot!
SeaHorse15  5/4/2006
Probably the meaning of "Aida" is connected with the noun "help", because each of the words "aid", "aide", "ayuda" means "help" as a noun, respectively in English, French, Spanish.
iva_toneva  5/11/2006
It says, under Ayda, that it means 'returning'. There's no reason it should have anything to do with the words for help in Romance languages (and 'aid' was borrowed from French into English), because it is an Arabic name.

I love the sound of this ("ah-EE-da"), but I would absolutely cringe if it got pronounced "Ada" or "Ida". There is something dramatic, musical and womanly about the sound.
aquamarina  8/4/2008
"Aida" is the name of a figure of the dance "rumba".
iva_toneva  5/27/2006
A song called Aida was written by Sarah Mclaughlan.
lena88  6/4/2006
Actually, the song by Sarah McLaughlin is not Aida, but Adia.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2007
Pronounced like Ida, this is also a Lithuanian name. It means "echo."
prisca  7/10/2006
Also a feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/20/2007
Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario written by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette (although there are scholars who argue that the scenario was really written by Temistocle Solera).
LMS  8/5/2007
Also found under the form Ouadah in Judeo-Spanish.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2007
Aida is the title of a comedy series in Spain, whose main character is named such.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2008
It's a pretty name, but seeing as it's not exactly English, it might sound a bit foreign in English-speaking countries and make people assume the bearer has Arabic roots or something. On the other hand, the name Phaedra is not exactly English either, but I don't hold that against it. Somehow this just doesn't strike me as one of those names that are mythological and thus sort of available to anyone. The name Ada would be a more ''naturalized'' choice for English-speakers.
slight night shiver  5/14/2008
In Germany, we also pronounce the name ah-EE-dah.
LoQuiero  6/4/2008
Aida is also Arabic, where it means "gift".
Patricia Underwood  10/12/2008
This is a Polish version, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
Aida is feminine in Arabic. It means "to return" and Odeh is the male the version of Aida and it means "the return". Gift is "hadiyyah" and in older Arabic it is "Aaidyah".
Truemeaning  6/4/2009
In the opera "Aida", the princess of Egypt is called Amneris, another beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2009
I believe this is a simple but beautiful name that is thought-provoking.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I first heard this name when I read a story based on the opera named "Aida".
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
I think it's a lovely name. It's usable for every age. I pronounce it ah-EE-dah or I-dah.
enchy  6/17/2011
The name Aida was given to 164 baby girls born in the US in 2012 :)
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I think the name Aida is quirky, cute and spunky. :)
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
The name Aida was given to 183 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/17/2016
Thank you. Ayda is a beautiful common name in Iran. And about the meaning as Iranian names' websiteنام-دختر says Aida (Ayda) آیدا has Azari origin which means inside of the moon, and in Persian it means happy as Italian.
sarahsunny  6/21/2016
Also a Hungarian name. Pronounced: AW-i-daw.
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016

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