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

The name Adah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "ornament". Adah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Adah

Adah, Biblical figure, first wife of Lamech or Esau
Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress
Adah Belle Thoms, pioneering American WWI nurse
Adah Sharma, Bollywood actress

Pop Culture References for the name Adah

Adah Ellen Price, character from Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible"
Adah Keith, character in "A Life of Faith" book series

Addah, Ada


adah Says:


that’s my name and we pronounce it
ay-duh because of the fact it’s only one "d" which is english phonics but there is a lot of rule that english breaks such as "i" before "e" except after "c" so haha

Haids1987 Says:


This is so pretty! It's interesting how one letter can change the dynamic of a name; I'm not overly fond of Ada, but I love Adah!