Adah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ada:
Pet form of Adele (noble) and Adelaide (noble one), Ada is also a Germanic cognate of the biblical Adah (adornment) and an Ibo name meaning "first-born female."
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My daughter is Adah. I was drawn to the name from the first time I actually noticed it in the Bible, and when my first girl was born several years later, it just seemed to fit her. We pronounce it like Ada, but have heard some fun mispronunciations over the years, including AH-duh, uh-DAH, and Ida. That's what we get for choosing a name that hasn't been in the top thousand since 1917! (Our other two children have consistently top-25 names.)
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My son sometimes calls his sister "Ade", as in lemonade.
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Second female named in The Bible.
Name of two minor characters in the bible, one was the wife of Esau.
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Adah Price, a character from the book "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver.