Acadia

First Name
795
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Acadia

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  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Acadia is of Arabic origin and means "Paradise from god".
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Acadia is of French origin and means "Protector".
  • According to a user from South Carolina, United States, the name Acadia is of Unknown origin and means "The place of safety".
Other origins: Latin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Acadia
Senses
  1. the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces
Wiktionary

From Italian Arcadia, possibly from Ancient Greek Ἀρκαδία (Arkadía, “a place of rural peace in pastoral poetry”), or possibly from Mi'kmaq akadie (“fertile land”).

  1. (historical) A colonial territory owned by France in the 17th and early 18th centuries, spanning over what are now the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland) and part of the state of Maine in the USA.
  2. Acadia National Park, a national park in Maine
  3. A parish in southern Louisiana settled by Acadian exiles.

Acadia was also found in the following language(s): Latin

How popular is the baby name Acadia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1983 5 5 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 10 10 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 20 20 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 23 23 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 22 22 0
2002 18 18 0
2003 37 37 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 32 32 0
2006 42 42 0
2007 37 37 0
2008 37 37 0
2009 40 40 0
2010 38 38 0
2011 40 40 0
2012 45 45 0
2013 48 48 0
2014 43 43 0
2015 45 45 0
2016 33 33 0
2017 40 40 0

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Popularity of Acadia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Acadia

  • How Popular is the name Acadia? Acadia is the 12,181st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Acadia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 795 babies born with the first name Acadia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Acadia to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Acadia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1983 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Acadia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Acadia is Sunday, January 12th, 1936.
  • What year had the most people named Acadia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Acadia was in 2013 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Acadia Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Acadia is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Acadia: Your name in reverse order is Aidaca. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acaiad. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.