Gender Feminine
Scripts Ἰδαλία(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Probably from a Germanic name derived from the element idal, an extended form of id possibly meaning "work, labour" [1]. Unrelated, this was also an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, given because the city of Idalion on Cyprus was a center of her cult.

This name was borne by the heroine of the Polish writer Juliusz Słowacki's play Fantazy (1841, published 1866).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIda(Danish) Ida(Dutch) Ida, Idella, Idelle(English) Ida, Iida(Finnish) Ida(French) Ida(German) Ida(Hungarian) Ida(Italian) Ida(Norwegian) Ida(Slovak) Ida(Slovene) Ida(Swedish)
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People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Poland: November 15


Sources & References

  1. Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Idalia, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022