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My name is Dada. Together with my second name Luisa it is Dada Luisa and works well. People frequently ask whether it is a nickname, but never how it is spelled. Children can pronounce my name and also people worldwide. Together with my middle name it doesn't look awkward in job applications and I really like the slightly rebellious artsy association.
I have never met anyone with my name. In Swahili it means 'sister'. In French it means 'hobby-horse'

And yes, it is a funny name, but I think when combined with a more traditional name it works very well.

Dada...  4/15/2018
Dada is the elder brother of Sango, a deity in Yoruba land. He's said to have natural curly locked hair.
There's a proverb in Yoruba land that connotes this, " Dada o le ja, o l'aburo to gboju." (Dada cannot fight but has a younger brother that is dreadful)

Children born with such hair are called Dada in Yorubaland. They are treated with honour because it's believed that they are not ordinary beings.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
I think it's a cute name! Though I would never name my kid this if I ever have one, since I live in America. But in my opinion, it's cute and reminds me of a bubbly, sweet girl.
lawlipop  7/3/2013
Sure it might sound nice in its own language, but Dada would be pure torture to have as a name in an English-speaking state.
bananarama  2/18/2010
I used to call my dad Dada.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2009
The "curly hair" meaning is sort of stupid.
Kerules  4/5/2009
I wonder what you think of the name 'Cassidy', which means curly-haired.
Looking past that, as many have said, it does resemble the word Dad and its variants. I discourage its use in English-speaking countries or wherever the term 'Dad(a)" is used. Anywhere else, though, it should be fine.
cdawg  11/22/2017
Dada, to me, means the Dada movement in art. Dadaism (as it's often called, but I think a lot of Dadaists would object to this) is basically making fun of surrealism. I enjoy Dada art, and if I met someone named Dada, then that's what I'd think of. (Incidentally, the Dadaists got their name by choosing it at random from a French dictionary. It apparently means "hobbyhorse".)
Pippin  8/10/2008
This name would be hard to live with in America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, at least. Also reminds me of Dadaism.
slight night shiver  5/19/2008
No offense to anyone named Dada, but I would never want that to be my name! Anyone who names their kid this has to be crazy! "Hey Dada, wanna go get some pizza?" It sounds strange!
― Anonymous User  3/3/2007
Yes, because everyone speaks English and English only! I think that Dada is nice name with sweet meaning.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2008
This name is what 5 year olds call their fathers! (-:
― Anonymous User  3/30/2006

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