Ada

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of names containing the name element ADAL [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Hebrew עָדָה ('ada) = 'adornment', 'ornament' [1] [2] [3] [7] [4] [8] [6]

3) Variant form of Agda (see Agða) [4]

Related Names

Aada
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Finish
Ada
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Ádá
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Sami
Adah
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Finish Swedish
Adda
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Ade
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Adi
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Adie
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Danish Swedish
Ady
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Danish Swedish

See also Addi, Adina, Ata

For male forms see Adar

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Öduson Iceland

Female

Ödudóttir Iceland

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
BORG see Addbjörg
ELI see Adiel

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ada
Genitive: Adas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ada
Genitive: Adan
Partitive: Adaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ada
Accusative: Ödu
Dative: Ödu
Genitive: Ödu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ada
Genitive: Adas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ada
Genitive: Adas

Name Days

Norway Norway

4 March

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

16 December

Sweden Sweden

10 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament Ada was the wife of Esau

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 3,287 people were named Ada (percentage of first or only given name: 91 %) [10]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
5160
n.a.
5160 0 0
Sweden Sweden[13]
776 1500 773 1490 3 10
Denmark Denmark[14]
367
n.a.
361
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
6 53
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[16]
12 19
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
3251
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ada (f) Sources: [13][14][17][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ada (f) Sources: [18]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ada (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Ada (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Ada (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  11. 11.0 11.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  18. details see Name Statistic tables