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

The name Aida is a girl's name of Arabic, Italian origin meaning "happy". Aida and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Aida

Aida Nikolaychuk - Ukranian Singer
Aida Doci- Albanian singer from Kosovo
Aida M. Alvarez, first Latina to hold a Cabinet-level position
Aida Alberti, Argentine actress
Aida el Ayoubi, Egyptian singer
Aida Marianne Mollenkamp, American chef/TV personality
Aida Al-Manhali, Khaleeji musician from UAE
Aida Begić, Bosnian film director
Aida Badic, Croatian artistic gymnast
Ai­da Bortnik, Argentine screenwriter
Aida Baraku, Albanian-Kosovar singer, composer, journalist
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 main character
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"
Aida, an evil android in Marvel's Agents of shield, whose name stand for "artificial intelligent digital assistant."

Aidah, Ieeda, Aide, Aeeda, Iyeeda, Ayeeda, Aidee, Aiden, Aidan


tfzolghadr Says:


I love Aida (eye-EE-duh). It's so classy and lyrical, while also really standing out. The only downside that I see is a lack of natural nicknames, but others may see that as advantageous.

futuremama Says:


My ex-friend's sister pronounced it as eye-da, but I think eye-EE-da makes more sense.

lizway Says:


It's a gorgeous name, but I'd definitely like Ayda more. Or even Ada, but I think that's a bit short.

NaomiNY Says:


According to my mom, she went to college and was friends with Aida Turturro from The Sopranos.

detailsgirl Says:


indiefendi Why not just go with Ada? It's a classic name pronounced the way you want. Aida is an incredibly famous Verdi opera and a stage musical by Elton John and Tim Rice so I think you would constantly be correcting people and they would constantly tell you you're wrong.

Guest Says:


I've been crushing on this name for a few days. I'd pronounce it like Aidan without then en sound tho.