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Ida

First Name
187k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
531
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Ida mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ida

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

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Wiktionary

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 Named Ida

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ida

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

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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 is a noteworthy human. James was born in 1940.

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

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

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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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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 4,174 4,163 11 #57 girl name
1920 4,104 4,090 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 3,296 3,283 13 #82 girl name
1927 3,227 3,205 22 #84 girl name
1928 3,008 2,994 14 #87 girl name
1929 2,699 2,674 25 #96 girl name
1930 2,657 2,644 13 #94 girl name
1931 2,430 2,417 13 #100 girl name
1932 2,333 2,317 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 1,735 1,723 12
1939 1,603 1,589 14
1940 1,697 1,688 9
1941 1,619 1,609 10
1942 1,631 1,620 11
1943 1,483 1,477 6
1944 1,335 1,335 0
1945 1,237 1,232 5
1946 1,397 1,390 7
1947 1,348 1,348 0
1948 1,309 1,303 6
1949 1,294 1,289 5
1950 1,195 1,195 0
1951 1,076 1,076 0
1952 1,069 1,062 7
1953 1,022 1,017 5
1954 1,061 1,061 0
1955 936 936 0
1956 943 933 10
1957 869 869 0
1958 792 792 0
1959 820 820 0
1960 737 737 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 487 479 8
1968 403 403 0
1969 389 389 0
1970 385 385 0
1971 346 346 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 156 156 0
1987 150 150 0
1988 163 163 0
1989 134 134 0
1990 121 121 0
1991 114 114 0
1992 135 135 0
1993 106 106 0
1994 106 106 0
1995 99 99 0
1996 101 101 0
1997 93 93 0
1998 95 95 0
1999 68 68 0
2000 88 88 0
2001 90 90 0
2002 74 74 0
2003 84 84 0
2004 79 79 0
2005 87 87 0
2006 84 84 0
2007 94 94 0
2008 99 99 0
2009 95 95 0
2010 102 102 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 99 99 0
2013 118 118 0
2014 148 148 0
2015 159 159 0
2016 192 192 0

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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
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  • 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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Fun Facts about the name Ida

  • How Popular is the name Ida? Ida is the 388th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ida was the 41,038th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ida have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 186,758 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 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ida ranks 46th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 72 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1910.
  • 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 Dai. 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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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.