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Gender: Female Pronunciation: WEE-da Origin of Ouida: English diminutive

The name Ouida is a girl's name of English origin. Ouida and is often added to lists like January Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Too eccentric?!".

From the experts:

This Victorian pen name is the childish version of the novelist's real name, Louisa, but it has managed to gain a sophisticated image. Ouisa is a similar childhood nickname name.

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Famous People Named Ouida

Ouida, pen name of Maria Louise Ramé, English novelist
Ouida Bergère (born Eunie Branch), American actress and screenwriter
Ouida Sebestyen, American novelist
Ouida Touchon, American painter

Pop Culture References for the name Ouida

Ouidah (sometimes Whydah) - port city on the West African coast, in present-day Benin, which has given its name to the whydah bird (native to the area) and the "Whydah Gally" (slave ship turned pirate ship)


Sue Hale Says:


Ouida was my paternal grandmother's name. I have never heard of it before or found much information about it's origins. I have no Idea where her parent's found the name.

Ouida Henry Says:


does the name Ouida mean follow in some native American languages