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Of Germanic origin.

Ada is short for Adelaide.

From the Old German name “Adalhaid”, meaning “noble and kind” or “noble brightness”.

Ada is a name used for the characters portrayed by actors Holly Hunter and Nicole Kidman, in the films “The Piano” and “Cold Mountain” respectively.

Alternative forms of the name are Adelaide, Alida, Della, Addie, Alice, Alicia, Alina, Alicja, Heidi, Aline, Adela, Alisa, Adelita.

Ada is ranked #35 in Turkey and #42 in Norway.

Famous bearers are Ada Colau, Ada Lovelace, Ada Nicodemou, Ada Maris, Ada Negri, Ada Brown, Ada Adini.