Meaning and Origin of: Ide

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Youthful

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.