Ida - girls name

Ida name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Ida name meaning:

Origin: Scandinavian

Ida is a name with more than one source. It is most commonly associated with Scandinavian countries and is still popular in countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Here it is pronounced 'ee-da' and translates as 'industrious one' or 'prosperous' after the Germanic word 'id', meaning "labour or work".

There is also a possible Greek origin to the name Ida. Mount Ida sits on the Greek island of Crete and has strong associations with the King of the Gods, Zeus.


Victorian names

Other girls names beginning with I


Overall UK ranking: 257 out of 5581

185 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Ida

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