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Ida
See also: ida, idä, id?, iða, Iða, -ida, and I'da

English

Etymology 1

Short form of obsolete names beginning with Germanic ?d "work", used for both sexes in medieval England. It was revived in the 19th century, partly mistaken for a Greek name, for the Mount Ida of classical mythology.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages.
    • 1809 Sydney Owenson, Woman, or, Ida of Athens, p.127:
      "Ida!!!"
      "It is not a common, but an ancient name in Greece", said the diako,"and was borne by the wife of Lycastus and the mother of the Cretan Minos."
      Osmyn blushed to have been over-heard, and suffered his heart alone to repeat again the sweet and simple name of "Ida".
    • 1938 Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, Compact Books 1993, ->ISBN, page 16:
      "That's what they called me," she said. "My real name's Ida." The old and vulgarised Grecian name recovered a little dignity.
    • 2002 Joyce Carol Oates, I'l Take You There, Fourth Estate 2003, ->ISBN, page 18:
      "Ida" - the name was magical to me. In whispers, in the dark. Beneath bedcovers. Forehead pressed to a windowpane coated with frost. "Ida". What a strange, beautiful name: I could not say it often enough: it was easy to confuse "Ida" with "I" - - -
Usage notes
  • Fairly common given name in the 19th century, but rare in the English-speaking world today.
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek (Íd?).

Proper noun

Ida

  1. (Greek mythology) Name of two sacred mountains situated in present-day Turkey and Crete, also called Mount Ida.
Derived terms
Further reading

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Mount Ida on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 3

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A river in eastern Slovakia.

Anagrams


Czech

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Ida f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to German Ida.

Danish

Etymology

From German Ida.

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes

  • Popular in the 19th century and recently back in fashion.
  • H.C. Andersen's Little Ida (see the quotation) was actually named Adelaide Brun.

References

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 22 062 females with the given name Ida have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Faroese

Proper noun

Ida f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes

Matronymics

  • son of Ida: Iduson
  • daughter of Ida: Idudóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ida
Accusative Idu
Dative Idu
Genitive Idu

German

Etymology

Name of early female saints, shortened from compound given names beginning with Germanic element Ida-, Idu-. The meaning is debated, possibly cognate with the Old Norse ("work"). Since its revival in the 19th century also used as a diminutive of Adelaide.

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Hungarian

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia hu

Etymology

Of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['id?]
  • Hyphenation: Ida

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Declension

Possessive forms of Ida
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Idám Idáim
2nd person sing. Idád Idáid
3rd person sing. Idája Idái
1st person plural Idánk Idáink
2nd person plural Idátok Idáitok
3rd person plural Idájuk Idáik

Italian

Proper noun

Ida ?

  1. A female given name, equivalent to German Ida.

Anagrams


Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek (Íd?).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

?da f sg (genitive ?dae); first declension

  1. A mountain of Crete, where Jupiter was hidden by his mother
  2. A mountain situated near Troy

Declension

First-declension noun, singular only.

Related terms

References


Norwegian

Etymology

From German Ida. First recorded in Norway in 1660, but not in general use before the 19th century.

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes

  • Popular in the 19th century and once again today. The most common name of girls born in Norway in the 1990s.

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ->ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 17 273 females with the given name Ida living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak around 1990. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Ida f

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Ida

Slovak

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Ida f (genitive Idy, nominative plural Idy) declension pattern ?ena

  1. A female given name.

Declension

Further reading

  • Ida in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish

Etymology

From German Ida. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1351, but not in general use before the 19th century.

Proper noun

Ida c (genitive Idas)

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ->ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ->ISBN: 48 005 females with the given name Ida living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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