Names Categorized "ends in -da"

This is a list of names in which the categories include ends in -da.
gender
usage
Ada 1 f English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, Germanic
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.
Ada 2 f Turkish
Means "island" in Turkish.
Adallinda f Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements adal "noble" and lind "soft, flexible, tender". Adallinda (or Adalindis or Ethelind) was the name of one of the concubines of Charlemagne, with whom she had at least two children.
Adelaida f Spanish
Spanish form of Adelaide.
Adorinda f Esperanto
Means "adorable" in Esperanto.
Agda f Swedish (Rare)
Swedish variant form of Agatha.
Aldegonda f Dutch
Dutch form of Aldegund.
Aleida f Dutch
Dutch short form of Adelaide.
Alida f Dutch, German, Hungarian
Diminutive of Adelaide.
Alvilda f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Alfhild.
Alwilda f History
Latinized form of Alfhild. This was the name of a legendary female Scandinavian pirate, also called Awilda.
Amanda f English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of Amandus. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play Love's Last Shift (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
Aminda f Esperanto
Means "lovable" in Esperanto.
Andrada f Romanian
Possibly a feminine form of Andrei.
Andromeda f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός) combined with one of the related words μέδομαι (medomai) meaning "to be mindful of, to provide for, to think on" or μέδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek mythology Andromeda was an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her. This is also the name of a nearby galaxy, given because it resides (from our point of view) within the constellation.
Aparecida f Portuguese
Means "appeared" in Portuguese, taken from the Brazilian title of the Virgin Mary Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, meaning "Our Lady of the Conception Who Appeared". It refers to a statue of the Virgin Mary that was said to have been pulled from a river by fishermen in the 18th century. Our Lady of Aparecida is regarded as the patron saint of Brazil.
Armida f Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
Belinda f English
The meaning of this name is not known for certain. The first element could be related to Italian bella meaning "beautiful". The second element could be Old German lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender" (and by extension "snake, serpent"). This name first arose in the 17th century, and was subsequently used by Alexander Pope in his poem The Rape of the Lock (1712).
Bienvenida f Spanish
Derived from Spanish bienvenido meaning "welcome".
Branda f English (Rare)
Perhaps a variant of Brandy or a feminine form of Brand.
Breda 1 f Irish
Anglicized form of Bríd.
Brenda f English
Possibly a feminine form of the Old Norse name Brandr, meaning "fire, torch, sword", which was brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. This name is sometimes used as a feminine form of Brendan.
Brígida f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Bridget.
Brigida f Italian
Italian form of Bridget.
Briseida f Literature
Form of Briseis used in medieval tales about the Trojan War.
Brunhilda f History
Variant of Brunhild, referring to the Frankish queen.
Brunilda f Albanian, Spanish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Albanian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Brunhild.
Brygida f Polish
Polish form of Bridget.
Cándida f Spanish
Spanish form of Candida.
Cândida f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Candida.
Candida f Late Roman, English
Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play Candida (1898).
Casilda f Spanish
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of the 11th-century patron saint of Toledo, Spain. It might have an Arabic origin (Saint Casilda was a Moorish princess), perhaps from قصيدة (qasidah) meaning "poem". Alternatively it could be derived from a Visigothic name in which the second element is hilds meaning "battle".
Celinda f English (Rare)
Probably a blend of Celia and Linda. This is also the Spanish name for a variety of shrub with white flowers, known as sweet mock-orange in English (species Philadelphus coronarius).
Chlodechilda f Germanic
Frankish name derived from the elements hlut "famous, loud" and hilt "battle". See also Clotilde.
Cinda f English
Short form of Lucinda.
Clarinda f English
Combination of Clara and the popular name suffix inda. It was first used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590).
Clotilda f English (Rare)
English form of Clotilde.
Cressida f Literature
Form of Criseida used by Shakespeare in his play Troilus and Cressida (1602).
Criseida f Literature
Form of Chryseis used by the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio in his 14th-century poem Il Filostrato. In the poem she is a woman of Troy, daughter of Calchas, who leaves her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek hero Diomedes. The story was taken up by Chaucer (using the form Criseyde) and Shakespeare (using the form Cressida).
Davida f English (Rare)
Feminine form of David.
Dezirinda f Esperanto
Means "desirable" in Esperanto.
Diamanda f Various
Variant of Diamond.
Donalda f Scottish
Feminine form of Donald.
Dorinda f English, Galician
Combination of Dora and the name suffix inda. It was apparently coined by the English writers John Dryden and William D'Avenant for their play The Enchanted Island (1667). In the play, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, Dorinda is the sister of Miranda.
Eda 2 f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Edith.
Edmonda f Italian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Edmund.
Eduarda f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Edward.
Elda f Italian
Italian form of Hilda.
Elfleda f English (Archaic)
Middle English form of both the Old English names Æðelflæd and Ælfflæd. These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but Elfleda was briefly revived in the 19th century.
Elfreda f English
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryþ "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
Elfrieda f English
Variant of Elfreda.
Ermelinda f Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Ermelinde.
Ermenegilda f Italian
Feminine form of Ermenegildo.
Erminlinda f Germanic
Old German variant of Ermelinde.
Etheldreda f Medieval English
Middle English form of Æðelþryð.
Ethelfleda f Medieval English
Middle English form of Æðelflæd.
Ethelinda f English (Archaic)
English form of the Germanic name Adallinda. The name was very rare in medieval times, but it was revived in the early 19th century.
Ferdinanda f Italian
Italian feminine form of Ferdinand.
Fernanda f Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian feminine form of Ferdinand.
Florinda f Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
Freda f English
Short form of names ending in freda or fred, such as Winifred or Alfreda.
Freida f English
Variant of Frieda.
Frida 1 f German, Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Old German element fridu meaning "peace" (Proto-Germanic *friþuz). A famous bearer was the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
Gerarda f Italian, Dutch
Feminine form of Gerard.
Gerda 1 f German, Dutch
Feminine form of Gerd 1.
Gerda 2 f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Latinized form of Gerd 2.
Gertruda f Polish, Czech
Polish and Czech form of Gertrude.
Giada f Italian
Italian form of Jade.
Gilda f Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of Ermenegilda and other names containing the Old German element gelt meaning "payment, tribute, compensation". This is the name of a character in Verdi's opera Rigoletto (1851). It is also the name of a 1946 American movie, starring Rita Hayworth in the title role.
Gioconda f Italian
From the Late Latin name Iucunda, which meant "pleasant, delightful, happy". Leonardo da Vinci's painting the Mona Lisa is also known as La Gioconda because its subject is Lisa del Giocondo.
Glenda f English
Probably a feminine form of Glenn using the suffix da (from names such as Linda and Wanda). This name was not regularly used until the 20th century.
Glinda f Literature
Created by author L. Frank Baum for his character Glinda the Good Witch, a kind sorceress in his Oz series of books beginning in 1900. It is not known what inspired the name.
Glorinda f Esperanto
Means "worthy of glory" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin gloria.
Goda 1 m & f Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element guot meaning "good" or got meaning "god".
Goda 2 f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian godà meaning "thought, dream" or "honour, respect".
Golda f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
Griselda f English, Spanish, Literature
Possibly derived from the Old German elements gris "grey" and hilt "battle". It is not attested as a Germanic name. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval folklore, adapted into tales by Boccaccio (in The Decameron) and Chaucer (in The Canterbury Tales).
Gwenda f Welsh, English
Derived from the Welsh elements gwen meaning "white, blessed" and da meaning "good". This name was created in the 19th century.
Harshada f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of Harshad.
Hedda f Norwegian, Swedish
Diminutive of Hedvig. This is the name of the heroine of the play Hedda Gabler (1890) by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen.
Heida f German
German diminutive of Adelheid.
Henda f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of Hannah.
Hilda f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Hungarian, Anglo-Saxon (Latinized), Germanic
Originally a short form of names containing the Old Frankish element hildi, Old High German hilt, Old English hild meaning "battle" (Proto-Germanic *hildiz). The short form was used for both Old English and continental Germanic names. Saint Hilda (or Hild) of Whitby was a 7th-century English saint and abbess. The name became rare in England during the later Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century.
Hildegarda f Czech
Czech form of Hildegard.
Hulda 1 f Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse hulda meaning "hiding, secrecy". This was the name of a sorceress in Norse mythology. As a modern name, it can also derive from archaic Swedish huld meaning "gracious, sweet, lovable".
Hulda 2 f Biblical
Variant of Huldah.
Ida f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Italian, French, Polish, Finnish, Hungarian, Slovak, Slovene, Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element id possibly meaning "work, labour" (Proto-Germanic *idiz). The Normans brought this name to England, though it eventually died out there in the Middle Ages. It was strongly revived in the 19th century, in part due to the heroine in Alfred Tennyson's poem The Princess (1847), which was later adapted into the play Princess Ida (1884) by Gilbert and Sullivan.... [more]
Idida f Biblical Latin
Form of Jedidah used in the Latin Old Testament.
Iedida f Biblical Greek
Form of Jedidah used in the Greek Old Testament.
Ilda f Italian
Italian form of Hilda.
Imaculada f Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Inmaculada.
Immaculada f Catalan
Catalan cognate of Inmaculada.
Ingrīda f Latvian
Latvian form of Ingrid.
Inmaculada f Spanish
Means "immaculate" in Spanish. This name is given to commemorate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
Iolanda f Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian
Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian form of Yolanda.
Irida f Greek
Greek variant of Iris, from the genitive form Ἴριδος (Iridos).
Isolda f Arthurian Romance
Latinate form of Iseult.
Iucunda f Late Roman
Latin form of Gioconda.
Izolda f Georgian, Russian, Hungarian, Polish (Rare)
Georgian, Russian, Hungarian and Polish form of Iseult.
Jada 1 f English
Elaborated form of Jade. This name came into general use in the 1960s, and was popularized in the 1990s by actress Jada Pinkett Smith (1971-).
Jolanda f Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Italian
Dutch, Slovene and Croatian form of Yolanda, as well as an Italian variant of Iolanda.
Karesinda f Esperanto
Means "worthy of a caress" in Esperanto.
Katida f Esperanto
From Esperanto katido meaning "kitten", ultimately from Latin cattus.
Kelda f English (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
Klotylda f Polish (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Polish and Czech form of Clotilde.
Larunda f Roman Mythology
Possibly connected to Greek λαλέω (laleo) meaning "to talk, to chatter", or the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter had Larunda's tongue removed. By the god Mercury she had two children, who were Lares.
Leida f Estonian
Meaning unknown. It was popularized by a character in Estonian writer Andres Saal's historical stories Vambola (1889) and Aita (1891). Saal associated it with Estonian leidma "to find".
Leonarda f Italian
Feminine form of Leonardo.
Linda f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender" (Proto-Germanic *linþaz). It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful". In the English-speaking world this name experienced a spike in popularity beginning in the 1930s, peaking in the late 1940s, and declining shortly after that. It was the most popular name for girls in the United States from 1947 to 1952.
Loida f Spanish
Spanish form of Lois 1.
Lorinda f English
Elaboration of Lori with the popular name suffix inda.
Lucinda f English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his novel Don Quixote (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play The Doctor in Spite of Himself (1666).
Luzviminda f Filipino
Blend of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the names of the three main island groups of the Philippines.
Mafalda f Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
Originally a medieval Portuguese form of Matilda. This name was borne by the wife of Afonso, the first king of Portugal. In modern times it was the name of the titular character in a popular Argentine comic strip (published from 1964 to 1973) by Quino.
Majlinda f Albanian
Derived from Albanian maj "May" and lind "to give birth".
Malinda f English
Variant of Melinda.
Margarida f Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of Margaret. Also in these languages, this is the common word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
María Fernanda f Spanish
Combination of María and Fernanda.
Marinda f English
Either a diminutive of Mary or a variant of Miranda.
Matilda f English, Swedish, Finnish, Slovak, Slovene
From the Germanic name Mahthilt meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hilt "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
Matylda f Czech, Polish
Czech and Polish form of Matilda.
Melinda f English, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as Melanie or Melissa) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play Bánk Bán by József Katona.
Merida f Popular Culture
The name of the main character in the Disney/Pixar movie Brave (2012) about a medieval Scottish princess. The meaning of her name is unexplained, though it could be based on the Spanish city of Mérida, derived from Latin Emerita Augusta meaning "veterans of Augustus", so named because it was founded by the emperor Augustus as a colony for his veterans.
Milda f Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. According to the 19th-century Polish-Lithuanian historian Teodor Narbutt, this was the name of a Lithuanian goddess of love.
Mirinda f Esperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
Nelda f English
Possibly an elaboration of Nell using the popular phonetic suffix da.
Nereida f Spanish
Derived from Greek Νηρηΐδες (Nereides) meaning "nymphs, sea sprites", ultimately derived from the name of the Greek sea god Nereus, who supposedly fathered them.
Nerida f Indigenous Australian
Possibly means "water lily" in an Australian Aboriginal language.
Nilda f Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of Brunilda.
Oda f German, Norwegian, Germanic
Feminine form of Otto. This was the name of a semi-legendary 8th-century saint who lived as a hermit in Brabant in the Netherlands.
Olimpiada f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Olympias.
Olinda f Literature, Portuguese, Spanish (Latin American)
The name of a princess of Norway in the medieval Spanish tale of the knight Amadis of Gaul. It is perhaps related to Greek ὀλύνθη (olynthe) meaning "wild fig tree" (similar to Olindo). Olinda is also the name of a Brazilian city.
Oneida f English
From the name of a Native American tribe, perhaps meaning "standing rock".
Orinda f English (Rare)
Probably an elaboration of Spanish oro "gold". This was the pseudonym of the English poet Katherine Philips (1631-1664).
Orlanda f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Orlando.
Phyllida f English (Rare)
From Φυλλίδος (Phyllidos), the genitive form of Phyllis. This form was used in 17th-century pastoral poetry.
Plácida f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of Placidus (see Placido).
Placida f Late Roman, Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Placidus (see Placido).
Raimonda f Italian
Italian feminine form of Raymond.
Ricarda f German, Spanish, Portuguese
German, Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Richard.
Riccarda f Italian
Italian feminine form of Richard.
Romilda f Italian, Germanic (Latinized)
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hruom "fame, glory" and hilt "battle".
Romualda f Lithuanian, Polish
Feminine form of Romuald.
Ronalda f Scottish
Feminine form of Ronald.
Rosalinda f Spanish, Italian
Latinate form of Rosalind.
Rosenda f Spanish
Feminine form of Rosendo.
Rosmunda f Germanic
Old German form of Rosamund.
Sanda 1 f Romanian, Croatian, Latvian
Romanian, Croatian and Latvian short form of Alexandra.
Sharonda f African American (Modern)
An invented name, a combination of the popular phonetic prefix sha and the name Rhonda.
Shawnda f English
Variant of Shonda.
Shonda f English
Invented name, probably based on the sounds found in Shawna and Rhonda.
Swanahilda f Germanic
Old German form of Swanhild.
Theda f German
Short form of Theodora. A famous bearer was actress Theda Bara (1885-1955), who was born Theodosia Goodman.
Theodelinda f Germanic
Old German form of Dietlinde.
Theudelinda f Germanic
Variant of Theodelinda (see Dietlinde).
Tilda f English, Swedish, Finnish
Short form of Matilda.
Valda f Latvian
Feminine form of Valdis.
Vanda f Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian
Form of Wanda in several languages.
Velda f English
Meaning unknown, possibly a derivative of the Old German element walt meaning "power, authority".
Vida 2 f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of Vid. Lepa Vida ("beautiful Vida") is a character in Slovene tradition and later romantic poetry (notably by France Prešeren).
Vida 3 f Persian
Means "visible" in Persian.
Vida 4 f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Vidas.
Vonda f English
Variant of Wanda, reflecting the Polish pronunciation.
Wanda f Polish, English, German, French
Possibly from a Germanic name meaning "a Wend", referring to the Slavic people who inhabited eastern Germany. In Polish legends this was the name of the daughter of King Krak, the legendary founder of Krakow. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by the author Ouida, who used it for the heroine in her novel Wanda (1883).
Wilda f English
Meaning uncertain, perhaps from a German surname, or perhaps from the English word wild. It has been in use since the 19th century.
Wilfreda f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Wilfred.
Yolanda f Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
Yolonda f English
Variant of Yolanda.
Zelda 1 f Yiddish
Possibly a feminine form of Zelig.
Zelda 2 f English
Short form of Griselda. This is the name of a princess in the Legend of Zelda video games, debuting in 1986 and called ゼルダ (Zeruda) in Japanese. According to creator Shigeru Miyamoto she was named after the American socialite Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948).