Aida

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Gender: F Pronunciation: eye-EE-da Meaning of Aida: "happy" Origin of Aida: Arabic

Aida is a melodic name largely associated with the title character of the 1871 Verdi opera, an enslaved Ethiopian princess who dies to save her people. In the past, her name was rarely heard outside the Latino community, but in the current time of love for all A-starting girls' names, this could very well change.

Aida did have a period of some U.S. popularity; in 1954, it reached as high as Number 663, but fell off the list in 1976.

Arabic families often pronounce it with two syllables--as EYE-dah--rather than three.

Aida Turturro played Tony Soprano's sister in The Sopranos.

Famous People Named Aida

Aida M. Alvarez, 20th U.S. Administrator of the Small Business Administration; first Latina to hold a Cabinet-level position
Aida Alberti, Argentine actress
Aida el Ayoubi, Egyptian singer
Aida Marianne Mollenkamp, American chef and TV personality
Aida Al-Manhali, Khaleeji musician from United Arab Emirates
Aida Begić, Bosnian ilm director
Aida Badic‡, Croatian artistic gymnast
Ai­da Bortnik, Argentine screenwriter
Aida Baraku, Albanian Kosovar singer, composer, journalist & producer
Aida Corbadzic, Bosnian opera singer
Aida Roman, Mexican archer
Aida Turturro, American actress
Aída María Yéspica, Miss Venezuela 2002
Aida Muluneh, Ethiopian photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Aida

"Aïda," opera by Giuseppe Verdi and its main character, an Ethiopian princess
Aida, a Japanese surname meaning 'runs across the field'
Aida Braverman, character on TV's "Parenthood"
Aida, main character in Rinmaru's visual novel "Ascension"

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