Ida

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) German short form of names containing the name element ID (especially Idaberga, see Idburg) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

2) Pet form of Adelaida and Adelaide (see Adalhaid) [2] [8] [1] [9] [11]

3) German short form of names containing the name element HILD [1] [7]

4) Short form of Iraida [12]

See also -a

Related Names

Id
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian Swedish
Ida
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Iða
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic
Ída
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic
Idda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian
Idde
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Norwegian Swedish
Ide
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Idha
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish
Idus
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish
Iida
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish Norwegian Swedish
Iidá
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Sami
Iiddá
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Sami
Ýda Icelandic

See also Eida, Iippa, Iira, Iita, Îta

For male forms see Idar, Ido and Idor

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Iduson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Idudóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Cognates

Combinations

For combinations see ID (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ida
Genitive: Idas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ida
Accusative: Idu
Dative: Idu
Genitive: Idu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ida
Genitive: Idan
Partitive: Idaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ida
Accusative: Idu
Dative: Idu
Genitive: Idu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ida
Genitive: Idas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ida
Genitive: Idas

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

4 September

Norway Norway

4 September

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

14 September

Sweden Sweden

14 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 16,995 people were named Ida (percentage of first or only given name: 82 %) [14]
  • Main character in Hans Christian Andersen's story Den lille Idas blomster ('Little Ida's flowers', 1835)
  • Lilla Ida (Little Ida) is the little sister of Emil, the main character in Astrid Lindgren's famous Emil-books

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&
Sweden Sweden[15]
28642 52966 28637 52954 5 12
Denmark Denmark[17]
21014
n.a.
21012
n.a.
2
n.a.
Finland Finland[19]
n.a.
31377
n.a.
31377 0 0
Greenland Greenland[20]
74 265
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[21]
29 44
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[16]
n.a.
n.a.
19423
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 Ida (f) Sources: [15][17][16][19]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ida (f) Sources: [22]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ida (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

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


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  5. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  12. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2022).
  13. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  20. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  21. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  22. details see Name Statistic tables