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

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.

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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AudreyAida Says:


My name is Aida, I love it! For me it is the short form of Adélaïde, which means noble. I also heard it means returning or visitor in Arabic. Almost everyone can pronounce my name, but when I go to America, I'm always called Ida or Ada. Still, it's a great name, but I'm biased ;)

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.