Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AY-də(English) A-dha(Spanish) A-da(Polish) AW-daw(Hungarian) AH-dah(Finnish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". Saint Ada was a 7th-century Frankish abbess at Le Mans. This name was also 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

Other Languages & CulturesAlina(Belarusian) Alisa(Bosnian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Alícia(Catalan) Adéla, Alice(Czech) Alice, Heidi(Danish) Adélaïde, Adèle, Adélie, Adeline, Alice, Alicia, Alix, Aline, Alison, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Elke(Frisian) Alisa(Georgian) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Ailís, Ailish(Irish) Alise, Alīna(Latvian) Adelė(Lithuanian) Elke(Low German) Aalis(Medieval French) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelaide, Adelina, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Aline(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Adela, Adelina, Alina(Romanian) Alisa, Alina(Russian) Aileas, Ailis(Scottish Gaelic) Adela, Alica(Slovak) Alina(Slovene) Alice, Alicia, Heidi(Swedish) Alisa, Alina(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)
Same SpellingAda 2
User SubmissionsÁdá, Ada


People think this name is

classic   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: July 28
Latvia: July 8
Latvia: July 23
Lithuania: February 10
Lithuania: July 28
Norway: March 4
Poland: April 6
Poland: December 24
Sweden: March 10


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 153.
Entry updated December 7, 2022