Acadia Name Meaning & Origin

Acadia

Pronunciation: ah-KAY-dee-ə (key)

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Acadia Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know an Acadia? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Acadia

Contribute your knowledge to the name Acadia

Comments and insights on the name Acadia: | Edit
Share what you know!
Personal experiences with the name Acadia: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Acadia: | Edit

Cadi/Cadie, Dia

Meanings and history of the name Acadia: | Edit

Acadia was the land originally settled by the Acadians, the first permanent French colony in the New World. The area covered some of Maine, and stretched across Nova Scotia, with a hub around the Bay of Fundy. They called it "L'Acadie," which was believed to come from a native Miqmac word meaning "Land of Plenty," and was later Anglicized to Acadia. The Acadians were expelled from the area by the British in 1755, some went to Louisiana and became known as Cajuns, others regrouped and found their way back to the area.

Famous real-life people named Acadia: | Edit
Share what you know!
Acadia in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Acadian Driftwood" - a song by "The Band"
"Acadia" - a song by "Marianas Trench"

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
61
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

66
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

60
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

65
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

60
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

58
No Way
Definitely

Young?

58
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?