Aida Name Meaning & Origin

Aida

Pronunciation: iy-EE-də (key)

Origin of the name Aida:

Derived from the Old French aide (helper, aide, assistant).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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The operatic Aida is three syllables, but some parents today are pronouncing the name like a feminine shortening of Aidan.

Some other parents pronounce the name like an alternative spelling of Ida.

Adia has the same letters as Aida.

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Aidz (pronounced IYDZ)

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The name of operatic heroine Aida is believed to be taken from the Arabic name Ayda ("visiting, returning")

Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.

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Aida, an opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi

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