Ida: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ida

Ida

Pronunciation: IY-də (key)

Origin of the name Ida:

Of Germanic origin, Ida is derived from the element īd (work, labor). The name, introduced to England by the Normans, died out toward the end of the 14th century, but was revived in the 19th century.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Personal experiences with the name Ida: | Edit

In high school, I had a friend named Ida Gail.

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Idy

Meanings and history of the name Ida: | Edit

From Old High German, meaning "work, labor"

Famous real-life people named Ida: | Edit

Ida Tarbell, American journalist and reformer
Ida Saxton McKinley, First Lady and wife of William McKinley
Ida Rubinstein, Russian ballerina
Ida Lupino, English actress and director
Ida Ljungqvist, Swedish-Tanzanian model
Ida B. Wells, political journalist during Reconstruction
Ida Fuller Pierce, one of 5 founders of Sigma Kappa Sorority

Ida in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Ida B." is the title of a children's chapter book by Katherine Hannigan.
"Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider", popular song of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Princess Ida, heroine of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera by the same name.
Mt. Ida, home of the gods in Greek mythology.
Ida, girl protagonist of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, "Little Ida's Flowers".

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