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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. In continental Europe it has also been used as a pet form of Adelaide.
- A female given name fairly popular around 1900, but rare today.
- 1809 Lady Morgan ( =Sydney Owenson ): Woman, or, Ida of Athens, p.127:
- "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".
- A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and recently back in fashion.
Ida [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Ida]]
- A female given name, cognate to English Ida, revived in the 19th century and back in fashion since the end of the 20th century.
- A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and once again today.
- A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and today.
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