Ada

First Name
95k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
526
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ada mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ada

"Ada" is a name of German origin, and it means "Noble, Happy". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia ("ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease" and "the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study")
Wiktionary

Short form of Germanic names beginning with adal (“noble”), such as Adelaide. Also Latinized form of Hebrew Adah. The programming language takes its name from Ada Lovelace.

  1. A female given name
  2. (computing) A programming language.

Ada was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ada

Ada Nicodemou is an actress. She has been prominent since 1994. Ada was born on May 14th, 1977 in Larnaca.

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Ada Choi is an artist.

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Ada was given the name Ada Lifshitz on June 22nd, 1939 in Jerusalem.

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Vivien was given the name Ada Thompson on July 22nd, 1929 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK. She passed away on October 3rd, 1982.

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Ada Hegerberg is a soccer player for the Olympique Lyonnais (Ladies), Sunndal Fotball, Kolbotn Fotball, Stabæk Fotball Kvinner, FFC Turbine Potsdam, and Norway women's national football team. Ada was born on July 10th, 1995 in Molde, Norway.

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Zoe Caldwell is an actress. She was most prominent from 1960 to present. Zoe was given the name Ada Caldwell on September 14th, 1933 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ada

She holds the title Countess of Lovelace and Ada Lovelace. Countess was given the name The Hon. Augusta Ada Byron by her parents Lord Byron, Anne Isabella Byron, and Baroness Byron on December 10th, 1815 in London, England. She died on November 27th, 1852.

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Ada is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 344 to present.

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Alma was given the name Alma Flor Ada Lafuente on January 3rd, 1938 in Camagüey.

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Joseph F. Ada is a politician. Joseph was born on December 3rd, 1943 in Tamuning, Guam.

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Cissie and Ada is a fictional character. Cissie is also known as Cissie Braithwaite, Ada Shufflebotham, Cissie Braithewaite, and Ada Sidebottom.

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Jacquette Ada is a soccer player for the 1207 Antalya Muratpaşa Belediye Spor and Cameroon women's national football team. Jacquette was born on August 27th, 1991.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 652 652 0 #33 girl name
1881 628 628 0 #41 girl name
1882 689 689 0 #44 girl name
1883 778 778 0 #44 girl name
1884 854 854 0 #44 girl name
1885 881 876 5 #44 girl name
1886 921 915 6 #46 girl name
1887 915 910 5 #45 girl name
1888 1,121 1,116 5 #46 girl name
1889 1,012 1,005 7 #51 girl name
1890 1,074 1,074 0 #51 girl name
1891 982 975 7 #51 girl name
1892 1,140 1,134 6 #50 girl name
1893 1,051 1,051 0 #55 girl name
1894 1,024 1,018 6 #62 girl name
1895 1,133 1,124 9 #58 girl name
1896 1,041 1,041 0 #63 girl name
1897 966 956 10 #67 girl name
1898 1,027 1,022 5 #66 girl name
1899 984 984 0 #61 girl name
1900 1,101 1,101 0 #72 girl name
1901 913 913 0 #66 girl name
1902 929 921 8 #74 girl name
1903 843 843 0 #78 girl name
1904 878 878 0 #79 girl name
1905 873 873 0 #80 girl name
1906 819 819 0 #87 girl name
1907 906 906 0 #83 girl name
1908 922 922 0 #87 girl name
1909 945 945 0 #89 girl name
1910 960 960 0 #94 girl name
1911 939 939 0 #97 girl name
1912 1,274 1,268 6 #97 girl name
1913 1,288 1,282 6
1914 1,499 1,494 5
1915 1,826 1,817 9
1916 1,867 1,860 7
1917 1,853 1,853 0
1918 1,950 1,943 7
1919 1,830 1,818 12
1920 1,830 1,824 6
1921 1,763 1,756 7
1922 1,689 1,683 6
1923 1,646 1,638 8
1924 1,590 1,583 7
1925 1,507 1,500 7
1926 1,468 1,462 6
1927 1,357 1,345 12
1928 1,222 1,212 10
1929 1,136 1,128 8
1930 1,040 1,040 0
1931 980 974 6
1932 984 984 0
1933 876 870 6
1934 833 833 0
1935 807 800 7
1936 750 750 0
1937 796 796 0
1938 755 745 10
1939 703 703 0
1940 665 665 0
1941 683 677 6
1942 709 709 0
1943 658 658 0
1944 547 547 0
1945 527 527 0
1946 547 547 0
1947 524 524 0
1948 534 534 0
1949 496 496 0
1950 471 471 0
1951 514 514 0
1952 482 482 0
1953 438 438 0
1954 444 444 0
1955 433 433 0
1956 396 396 0
1957 393 393 0
1958 371 371 0
1959 363 363 0
1960 351 351 0
1961 343 343 0
1962 323 323 0
1963 303 303 0
1964 318 318 0
1965 268 268 0
1966 244 244 0
1967 245 245 0
1968 255 255 0
1969 222 222 0
1970 238 238 0
1971 198 198 0
1972 206 206 0
1973 201 201 0
1974 164 164 0
1975 190 185 5
1976 167 167 0
1977 187 187 0
1978 197 197 0
1979 179 179 0
1980 166 166 0
1981 181 181 0
1982 170 170 0
1983 146 146 0
1984 161 155 6
1985 169 164 5
1986 146 146 0
1987 157 157 0
1988 154 154 0
1989 165 165 0
1990 177 177 0
1991 167 167 0
1992 197 197 0
1993 138 138 0
1994 154 154 0
1995 146 146 0
1996 138 138 0
1997 138 138 0
1998 141 141 0
1999 174 174 0
2000 189 189 0
2001 186 186 0
2002 206 206 0
2003 213 213 0
2004 299 294 5
2005 326 326 0
2006 405 399 6
2007 461 461 0
2008 523 523 0
2009 534 534 0
2010 543 536 7
2011 599 599 0
2012 632 632 0
2013 702 702 0
2014 863 863 0
2015 918 918 0
2016 962 962 0
2017 1,009 1,009 0

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Popularity of Ada as a first name

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Popularity of Ada as a last name

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Common last names for Ada

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Robinson
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ada U.S.
  White 30.99% 64.26%
  African American 11.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ada

People with the last name Ada are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ada

  • What name lists does Ada rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ada? Ada is the 667th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ada was the 41,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ada have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,769 babies born with the first name Ada in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ada to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ada? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 652 new born babies.
  • When was Ada first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ada is Friday, June 24th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Ada born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ada was in 1918 with a total of 1,943 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ada!
  • Random Ada Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ada ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 64 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Ada: Your name in reverse order is Ada. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ada? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 526 people with the last name Ada.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ada? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ada as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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