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as a First Name

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Originally a Norman name, of Germanic origin, derived from īd ‘work’. This died out during the later Middle Ages. It was revived in the 19th century, influenced by its use in Tennyson's The Princess (1847) for the central character, who devotes herself to the cause of women's rights and women's education in a thoroughly Victorian way. The name is also associated with Mount Ida in Crete, which was connected in classical times with the worship of Zeus, king of the gods, who was supposed to have been brought up in a cave on the mountainside. In the 1930s it became famous as the name of the film star Ida Lupino (1914–1995).
629th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
94,098
to be exact
121,174
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Mississippi
has the most people named Ida per capita
1910
marked the height of its popularity
100%
0%
79%
55+
18%
30-54
2%
13-29
1%
0-12

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