Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AY-də(English)

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". 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

Masculine FormsAldo(Italian) Aldo(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesKalisha, Talisha(African American) Alina(Belarusian) Alisa(Bosnian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Alícia(Catalan) Adéla, Alice(Czech) Alice, Heidi(Danish) Alice, Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke(Dutch) Adélaïde, Adèle, Adélie, Adeline, Alice, Alix, Aude, Aline, Alison, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Elke(Frisian) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Ailís(Irish) Alise, Alīna(Latvian) Adelė(Lithuanian) Aalis(Medieval French) Alice, Heidi(Norwegian) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelaide, Adelina, Alda, Aldina, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Aline(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Adela, Adelina, Alina(Romanian) Alisa, Alina(Russian) Aileas(Scottish) Adela, Alica(Slovak) Alina(Slovene) Adela, Adelaida, Adelia, Adelina, Alicia(Spanish) Adelita(Spanish (Latin American)) Alice, Alicia, Heidi(Swedish) Alisa, Alina(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)
User SubmissionsÁdá, Ada


People think this name is

classic   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Latvia: July 8
Latvia: July 23
Lithuania: February 10
Lithuania: July 28
Poland: April 6
Poland: December 24
Sweden: March 10


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 153.

Entry updated November 20, 2020