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Updated May 1, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Adorned
  • Latin : Of noble birth

What does Ada mean and stand for?

The name Ada is of German origin and means “noble, nobility.” It derives from the German word adal, meaning the same thing. Ada is also a short form of Adelaide and Adelina.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Ada


According to Social Security Administration data, Ada has become increasingly popular over the years since entering the top 1000 at rank 830 in 2004. It broke the top 200 for the first time in 2020, reaching its peak rank of 184 that year, as well.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ada was at its peak popularity in May 2021.

Ada was hugely popular in the 19th century and appears to be making a comeback. With namesakes such as mathematician Ada Lovelace, opera singer Ada Adini, blues singer Ada Scott Brown, and actress Ada Maris. Country singer Thomas Rhett also put Ada on the map after he chose it for his daughter. It’s been quite the popular name in entertainment, as well, appearing in Bleak House, Resident Evil, Cold Mountain, All the Lovely Bad Ones.

Where is it Popular?

Ada was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Ada

  • Ade
  • Adie

Pairs well with these middle names

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