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187k
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531
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in 2010

Ida

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,480 1,472 8 #7 girl name
1881 1,444 1,439 5 #7 girl name
1882 1,678 1,673 5 #7 girl name
1883 1,639 1,634 5 #8 girl name
1884 1,890 1,882 8 #7 girl name
1885 1,860 1,854 6 #9 girl name
1886 2,057 2,049 8 #7 girl name
1887 1,938 1,929 9 #10 girl name
1888 2,242 2,229 13 #12 girl name
1889 2,130 2,122 8 #14 girl name
1890 2,188 2,178 10 #16 girl name
1891 2,002 2,002 0 #17 girl name
1892 2,269 2,259 10 #17 girl name
1893 2,256 2,247 9 #18 girl name
1894 2,204 2,195 9 #21 girl name
1895 2,180 2,170 10 #23 girl name
1896 2,164 2,159 5 #24 girl name
1897 2,114 2,108 6 #24 girl name
1898 2,098 2,090 8 #30 girl name
1899 1,814 1,804 10 #31 girl name
1900 2,298 2,285 13 #30 girl name
1901 1,841 1,835 6 #34 girl name
1902 1,836 1,836 0 #34 girl name
1903 1,780 1,774 6 #37 girl name
1904 1,757 1,751 6 #38 girl name
1905 1,768 1,757 11 #42 girl name
1906 1,759 1,753 6 #43 girl name
1907 1,985 1,980 5 #38 girl name
1908 1,959 1,952 7 #44 girl name
1909 1,956 1,943 13 #44 girl name
1910 2,113 2,107 6 #47 girl name
1911 2,133 2,119 14 #45 girl name
1912 2,754 2,740 14 #45 girl name
1913 2,921 2,916 5 #49 girl name
1914 3,575 3,561 14 #49 girl name
1915 4,140 4,125 15 #54 girl name
1916 4,381 4,364 17 #54 girl name
1917 4,261 4,247 14 #56 girl name
1918 4,470 4,450 20 #57 girl name
1919 4,173 4,162 11 #57 girl name
1920 4,105 4,091 14 #66 girl name
1921 4,164 4,146 18 #67 girl name
1922 3,998 3,985 13 #65 girl name
1923 3,902 3,888 14 #68 girl name
1924 3,880 3,862 18 #70 girl name
1925 3,509 3,489 20 #82 girl name
1926 3,295 3,282 13 #82 girl name
1927 3,225 3,203 22 #84 girl name
1928 3,010 2,996 14 #87 girl name
1929 2,699 2,674 25 #96 girl name
1930 2,658 2,645 13 #94 girl name
1931 2,428 2,415 13 #100 girl name
1932 2,334 2,318 16
1933 2,080 2,063 17
1934 1,987 1,972 15
1935 1,938 1,924 14
1936 1,807 1,798 9
1937 1,797 1,785 12
1938 1,736 1,724 12
1939 1,602 1,588 14
1940 1,697 1,688 9
1941 1,618 1,608 10
1942 1,633 1,622 11
1943 1,482 1,476 6
1944 1,335 1,335 0
1945 1,237 1,232 5
1946 1,397 1,390 7
1947 1,350 1,350 0
1948 1,309 1,303 6
1949 1,293 1,288 5
1950 1,195 1,195 0
1951 1,074 1,074 0
1952 1,070 1,063 7
1953 1,022 1,017 5
1954 1,059 1,059 0
1955 938 938 0
1956 943 933 10
1957 869 869 0
1958 791 791 0
1959 819 819 0
1960 738 738 0
1961 706 701 5
1962 658 658 0
1963 625 625 0
1964 585 579 6
1965 524 519 5
1966 513 513 0
1967 486 478 8
1968 402 402 0
1969 389 389 0
1970 385 385 0
1971 345 345 0
1972 326 326 0
1973 306 306 0
1974 302 302 0
1975 240 240 0
1976 217 217 0
1977 250 250 0
1978 219 219 0
1979 239 239 0
1980 209 209 0
1981 206 206 0
1982 205 205 0
1983 152 152 0
1984 155 155 0
1985 153 153 0
1986 155 155 0
1987 150 150 0
1988 163 163 0
1989 133 133 0
1990 121 121 0
1991 114 114 0
1992 135 135 0
1993 105 105 0
1994 106 106 0
1995 98 98 0
1996 98 98 0
1997 93 93 0
1998 88 88 0
1999 65 65 0
2000 88 88 0
2001 89 89 0
2002 73 73 0
2003 83 83 0
2004 79 79 0
2005 86 86 0
2006 83 83 0
2007 94 94 0
2008 98 98 0
2009 95 95 0
2010 102 102 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 99 99 0
2013 117 117 0
2014 148 148 0
2015 159 159 0

Fun Facts about the name Ida

  • How many people with the first name Ida have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 186,537 babies born with the first name Ida in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ida to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ida? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,480 new born babies.
  • When was Ida first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ida is Friday, July 1st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Ida born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ida was in 1918 with a total of 4,450 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ida!
  • Random Ida Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ida ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 17 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Ida: Your name in reverse order is Adi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ida? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 531 people with the last name Ida.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ida? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ida 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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Popularity of Ida as a first name

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Popularity of Ida as a last name

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Common last names for Ida

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Cohen
  • Lewis
  • Clark

Common first names for Ida

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ida U.S.
  White 51.98% 64.26%
  African American 3.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 40.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ida

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ida" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ida as well as things modernly associated with the name Ida such as celebrities named Ida.

German

Origin and Meaning of Ida

The name "Ida" is of German origin, and it means "Hardworking". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank

Short form of obsolete names beginning with Germanic īd "work", used for both sexes in medieval England. It was revived in the 19th century, partly mistaken for a Greek name, for the Mount Ida of classical mythology.

From Ancient Greek Ἴδη (Ídē).

  1. (Greek mythology) Name of two sacred mountains situated in present-day Turkey and Crete, also called Mount Ida.
  1. A female given name.

Ida was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Faroese, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Ida

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a civil rights and women's rights activist, teacher, local paper editor, civil, political rights, women's rights, and civil rightsandwomen's rightsactivist. Ida was given the name Ida Bell Wells on July 16th, 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, U.S. She breathed her last breath on March 25th, 1931.

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Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino was an actress, singer, director, and producer. She was most active from 1931 to 1978. Ida was born as the child of Stanley Lupino and Connie Emerald on February 4th, 1918 in Herne Hill. She died on August 3rd, 1995.

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Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell was a teacher, writer, and journalist. Ida was given the name Ida Minerva Tarbell on November 5th, 1857 in Hatch Hollow, Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on January 6th, 1944.

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Ida Dalser

Ida Dalser was a noteworthy individual. Ida was given the name Ida Irene Dalser on August 20th, 1880 in County of Tyrol. She left this life on December 3rd, 1937.

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Ida Straus

Ida Straus was a noteworthy human. Ida was given the name Rosalie Ida Blun on February 6th, 1849 in Worms, Germany. Ida is also known as Blun and Rosalie Ida (birth name). She left this life on April 15th, 1912.

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Ida Ljungqvist

Ida Ljungqvist is a famous somebody. Ida was born on September 27th, 1981 in Tanzania.

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  • Ida McKinley
    (First Lady of the United States)
  • Ida Lewis
    (leading individual)
  • Ida Rubinshtein
    (dancer)
  • Ida Maria
    (musician)
  • Ida Corr
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Estelle Taylor
    (actor)
  • Ida
    (royalty)
  • Ida Craddock
    (important person)
  • Ida Noddack
    (scientist)
  • Ida Siekmann
    (influential person)
  • Ida Elise Broch
    (actress)
  • Queen Ida
    (accordionist)
  • Ida of Lorraine
    (leading person)
  • Ida Galli
    (actor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ida

Ida

Ida is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 547 to 559.

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Queen Ida

Queen Ida is a zydeco accordionist, producer, accordion, and record producer. She plays Accordion. Her ongoing career started in 1975. Queen was given the name Ida Lee Lewis on January 15th, 1929 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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James Ida

James Ida is a noteworthy human. James was born in 1940.

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Roland Ida

Roland Ida was a notable individual. Roland was born in 1881. She breathed her last breath in 1951.

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Joseph Ida

Joseph Ida is a leading somebody. Joseph was born on November 6th, 1890 in Calabria.

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Princess Ida

Princess Ida was an influential individual. She holds the title Princess Reuss of Greiz. Princess was born as the child of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Princess Hermine of Waldeck, and Pyrmont on July 28th, 1852 in Bückeburg. She passed away on September 28th, 1891.

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What does the name Ida mean?

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Dis for direct, you get to the point

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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