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European Spanish pronunciation: THIE-da.
Latin American Spanish pronunciation: SIE-da.
Also used in Spanish.

There are 3,752 bearers of this name in Spain (source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística).
Zaida of Seville, ca. 1070-1093/1107 (?), was a refugee Muslim princess who was a mistress and then perhaps wife of king Alfonso VI of Castile. She was the mother of Alfonso VI of Castile's only son, Sancho, who, though illegitimate, was named his father's heir but was killed in the Battle of Uclés of 1108 during his father's lifetime.
Zaida Ben-Yusuf (21 November 1869 – 27 September 1933) was a New York-based portrait photographer noted for her artistic portraits of wealthy, fashionable, and famous Americans during the turn of the 19th–20th century.
Zaida Catalán (6 October 1980 – March 2017) was a Swedish politician who was a member of the Green Party and leader of the Young Greens of Sweden between 2001 and 2005. She was known for her work in activism including environmental issues, animal rights and human rights (including support of Sweden's sex purchase law).
My name is (zay-da) it’s mispronoucened all the time it’s pronounced either (zy-dah) when trying to add the I my name is spelled Zaida and the I is always tricky to people, especially to my teacher she calls me zy-dah 24/7 on a regular daily basis at school. It’s a complicated yet interesting name.
That is my daughters name. We pronounce it ZAY-da. She is a feisty yet empathetic child. Very strong-willed. She is also very “lucky” as for the meaning of her name. She was a miracle against all odds... though she was a surprise. I did not know the meaning of her name when she was named, but “lucky” is indeed fitting.
Sounds like an African-American name.
This is my name, and it's OFTEN mispronounced as Zay-dah. Zy-dah (long I sound) is how my name is pronounced. Unique, often mispronounced, but wouldn't change it for the world. Had you asked me 30 years ago, I might have answered differently. ;)
I would pronounce this name as zay-da. It sounds just like the word for "more" which makes sense coming from "to increase." I would use this name for a second daughter, perhaps for a twin when we expected only one baby. ;) I wonder if this name will get more popular thanks to all the "ay" sounds we hear lately (Aiden, Jayden, etc.).
The name Zaida was given to 91 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
I love this name! I might consider using this. I would use the pronunciation zay-da.
Although this is a beautiful name, it is a bit harsh and odd.
It reminds me of black people (probably because of how it sounds close to Jada and Daija) and dogs. (My grandma, for years, had a big, vicious dog by the name of Zaida.
I prefer it pronounced Zay-da.
Pronounced "zy-dah".
@Emilie007 No, it's not pronounced "zy-dah"- it's ZAY-də. I know this because I can read Arabic.
I think this is a beautiful name. Out of all the Arabic names, I think I like this one best!
Awh, I like this one. It's kinda cute.

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