Girl name origins & meanings
- Old German : Youthful
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.