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What Does The Name Ida Mean?

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Arun Raj answered
The name Ida is conferred upon a girl. It is pronounced as "EYE-dah." The name is derived from the Germanic element "Id," which means "work or labour.'

The name is derived from an Old English expression meaning ""affluent, and contented.". In Greek mythology, there is a tale of a nymph who tended the infant Zeus on Mount Ida. Ida has a couple of variant forms: Idette and Idania.

Ida is quite a popular female first name and an equally famous surname. In the year 1990, Ida was the 183rd popular name among the top 1000 polled for the list of popular names. In Sweden and Norway, the name is ranked the 3rd most popular name out of the 100 short-listed popular names, according to the 2004 data.
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Will Martin answered
This name seems to have developed from two separate sources. One is Mount Ida in Crete. In Greek mythology, Zeus, the king of the gods, was born and brought up in a cave below Mount Ida, and the mountain was long associated with his cult.

Ida as a name for girls is of Germanic origin, derived from the word id or "work." It was a name used by the Normans and brought to England in the 11th century, but by the end of the Middle Ages it had become extremely rare. It was revived in the 19th century, mainly because it was the name of the chief character in Tennyson's famous poem"The Princess." Tennyson's Princess Ida is devoted to the cause of women's rights until she falls in love.

Famous Idas include the late American actress and film director Ida Lupino. Since the mid-twentieth century, however, the name has become very rare again.
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Yooti Bhansali answered
The name Ida is a name used for females in a variety of European languages like English, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese etc. It is derived from the German word 'id' which refers to work or labour. In a completely unrelated sense etymologically, Ida is also a name for a mountain on Crete, an island on which, as told by Greek legend, the god Zeus took birth.

Ida is also the name of an indie rock band from New York City, United States. The formation of the group happened in the year 1992 in Brooklyn. The sound of the group is mellow and sensitive, sharing a similar style to that of Minnesota band Low, with whom Ida has gone on tour. The present line-up consists of Mitchell, Littleton, Schickele, Ruth Keating and Jean Cook.

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