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Gender: F Meaning of Adah: "ornament" Origin of Adah: Hebrew

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Pronounced AH-dah, this unusual biblical name -- the first female name in Genesis after Eve, and given to a number of women in the Old Testament -- is a softer Ada equivalent.

There are two Adahs in the bible, including one who was the mother of Jabal and Jubal, the other a wife of Esau.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Adah

Adah Ellen Price, character from Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible"
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