Aida Origin and Meaning

The name Aida is a girl's name of Arabic, Italian origin meaning "happy".

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

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

# 880 in the US

Aida Rank in US Top 1000

# 899 on Nameberry

Aida Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Aida Popularity

Famous People Named Aida

  • Aida NikolaychukUkranian Singer
  • Aida DociAlbanian singer from Kosovo
  • Aida M. Alvarezfirst Latina to hold a Cabinet,level position
  • Aida AlbertiArgentine actress
  • Aida el AyoubiEgyptian singer
  • Aida Marianne MollenkampAmerican chef/TV personality
  • Aida AlManhali, Khaleeji musician from UAE
  • Aida BegićBosnian film director
  • Aida BadicCroatian artistic gymnast
  • Ai­da BortnikArgentine screenwriter
  • Aida BarakuAlbanian,Kosovar singer, composer, journalist
  • Aida CorbadzicBosnian opera singer
  • Aida RomanMexican archer
  • Aida TurturroAmerican actress
  • Aída María YéspicaMiss Venezuela 2002
  • Aida MulunehEthiopian photographer
  • Aida RegtienDutch actress

Aida in Pop Culture

  • "Aïda" opera by Giuseppe Verdi and main character
  • Aidaa Japanese surname meaning 'runs across the field'
  • Aida Bravermancharacter on TV's "Parenthood"
  • Aidamain character in Rinmaru's visual novel "Ascension"
  • Aidaan evil android in Marvel's Agents of shield, whose name stand for "artificial intelligent digital assistant."
  • Aidamain character in the Broadway musical "Aida"

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