Name: Ada

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ada

  • Meaning:
    Noble kind; of the noble sort
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    Oldest daughter
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AY dah); (AH dah)
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    African, English, Hebrew and Polish speaking countries
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    Ada (AH dah) is a Hebrew biblical name meaning "adornment". An English form of the name is Adah. Ada was the wife of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. Another Ada was a wife of Esau and the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It can also be a short form of Adelaide, and is a West African name of obviously different etymology.

    Ada, Countess of Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron. She is famous for having written a description of Charles Babbage's early computer, the analytical engine. A computer language is named after her.

    The Ada Gospels are dedicated to Charlemagne's sister Ada.

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