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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 "Safe, Brave or Guilty Pleasure".

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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freddiethepink Says:


Is this pronounced like Oo-dah or Oh-dah?

Daphodil Says:


"Oda? Never" Why? I think Oda is a gorgeous name. It's also much fresher and sweeter than Ida (every other girl under 10 are named Ida where I live). Pronounced o-DAH.