Ada - Meaning Of Ada, What Does Ada Mean?

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Ada Meaning


What does Ada mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Ada is of German origin.

The meaning of Ada is "noble".  

Ada is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-da.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 436  in baby name popularity for girls with 694 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Ada Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ada has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ada to other names.


Ada is a diminutive (nickname) of Adelaide.

The name Adelaide is derived from the Germanic elements adel meaning "nobel" and heid meaning "kind or sort".

The name was borne by the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great in the 10th century. It was also the name of the German born wife of the King of England, William IV, where the name became popular in the 19th century. The Australian city of Adelaide is named in her honor.

Ada falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ada King.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ada in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Ada in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ada in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Ada Numerology page.

Ada Numerology
Ada in Hieroglyhics
Ada in Nautical Flags
Traditional or old world Germanic names have two parts. One part indicates the gender and the other the characteristic of the person. For example, Adelbert or Albert is composed of adel meaning noble and a derivation of beracht meaning bright or shining.

Given names are generally gender specific. Male names cannot be used for females and vice versa. The only exception to this rule is "Maria" which can be used as a male second name as in Erich Maria.

German children are given one or many pre-names (vornames). Only one of these names however is used as their main name or call name (rufname). Parents choose a name because they like it or they may name a child after a relative. Religious catholics frequently give saints names as secondary names. Some combinations of male first and second names such as Hans-Joseph are traditionally hyphenated. The maximum number of first names is five.

Germany has very strict naming laws. Names must be known as a human names. For example, pet names, common nouns, place names and invented names are not allowed. They must also not be offensive or humiliating. The Name Registrar (Standesbeamter) has the right to bar a name. Parent's can appeal the Standesbeamter's decision in court.

Given names may only be changed to correct an error made by the state when recording the name, naturalization of foreigners who may wish to take on a more Germanic version of their name and gender reassignment by transsexuals.

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