Ida

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

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short form of obsolete names beginning with Germanic īd "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[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.
    • 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 0749317256, 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 0007146442, 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[edit]
  • Fairly common given name in the 19th century, but rare in the English-speaking world today.
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἴδη ‎(Ídē).

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. (Greek mythology) Name of two sacred mountains situated in present-day Turkey and Crete, also called Mount Ida.
Derived terms[edit]
External links[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png Mount Ida on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Mount Ida

Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A river in eastern Slovakia.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia cs

Proper noun[edit]

Ida f

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

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ida.

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • [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.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia hu

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic orgin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈidɒ/
  • Hyphenation: Ida

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (plural in -k, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Ida Idák
accusative Idát Idákat
dative Idának Idáknak
instrumental Idával Idákkal
causal-final Idáért Idákért
translative Idává Idákká
terminative Idáig Idákig
essive-formal Idaként Idákként
essive-modal
inessive Idában Idákban
superessive Idán Idákon
adessive Idánál Idáknál
illative Idába Idákba
sublative Idára Idákra
allative Idához Idákhoz
elative Idából Idákból
delative Idáról Idákról
ablative Idától Idáktól
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[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ida ?

  1. A female given name, similar to German Ida

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [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[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ida f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Ida

Slovak[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ida f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Ida

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 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.