Meaning and Origin of: Ide

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Youthful

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Ida. There is a place called Ide near Exeter in Devon; the etymology is obscure, perhaps from a pre-English river name; it does not seem to be connected with the surname.
  • North German : variant of Ihde.
  • Japanese : ‘sluice’, ‘spillway’; a topographic name for someone who lived near a dam. Variously written, it originated in Echizen and Kaga (now Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures) and is found mostly in eastern Japan.