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Gender: Female Origin of Oda: Scandinavian, short form of Odelia

The name Oda is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Oda and is often added to lists like Girl Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

From the experts:

Ada, yes. Ida, maybe. But Oda, a Scandinavian version of Odelia, not really. To English speakers, it sounds too much like "odor".

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Famous People Named Oda

Saint Oda of Scotland, holy woman in the Netherlands
Oda of Meissen, Queen of Poland
Oda Krohg (born Othilia Pauline Christine Lasson), Norwegian painter
Oda Helen Sletnes, Norwegian diplomat
Nobunaga Oda, Japanese male warlord

Pop Culture References for the name Oda

Oda Mae Brown - character played by Whoopi Goldberg in "Ghost"