What Names Mean

Index | Ada

Ada: According to some, this name has been corrupted from Adams, feminine of Adam. Others derive it from the name mad, which is from the Anglo-Saxon ead, "happy"; or from the name Eadith. Littleton gives "Eada" (Saxon), Auda, Ada, and Idonea, which he translates, "fit, meet, proper"; also "pious, honest, rich."