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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Zaida
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Zaida in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Zaida:
Records indicate that 22 girls in the United States have been named Zaida since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1886, when 8 people in the U.S. were given the name Zaida. Those people are now 133 years old.
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Comments about the name Zaida
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31 Positive Comments
"My 8 yr old daughters name is Zaida. I had no idea there was anyone else with this name. People mispronounce it all the time saying ZET-E-AH. We say it ZA-ee-da almost like ZAY-da but picking up the slight sound of the ?I? also. She hates that her name is so unique but when she is older she will appreciate it. I have another daughter named Sabrianne. I love unique names." Mar. 5, 2019:
"This is my daughters name. I had thought I made it up until I searched the internet. We call her "Zai" for short. I love the name even though its often mispronounced. Glad to see others share her name and she is not the only little girl with it." Aug. 2, 2015:
"Hi, my name is ZAIDA, I am a Filipina and I'm proud of my name... Zaida means, Prosperous..." Jun. 10, 2015:
"My name is Izaida and I have a Mexican background. My mom named me after reading a newspaper. There was a picture of a bride and she loved her name so decided to name me Izaida. My boyfriend is Moroccan and Zaida is a city of central Morroco." Mar. 31, 2014:
"My daughter's name is Zaida (pronounced Zay-dah) Nicole. We love it. Ironically there is another girl in our town (a year younger than our Zaida) name Zayda, pronounced the same way! Our town is very small (about 30,000 people) so it caught me off-guard! I thought our Zaida would always be the only one! :) Funny enough, we have four children (and pregnant with number five) and she's the only one with a very unique name! :)" Sep. 23, 2013:
"My name is Zayda. My father was from Puerto Rico and named me after his sister Zaida. My dad wanted to be different and added a " y ". I always felt so different with my unusual name, but I so appreciate the uniqueness. I am in my 50's and people I meet always comment on my name?" Jul. 1, 2013:
"I am not Arabic. I live in the USA & have always seen my name as unique though some names come close to it like Syeda, Saida, or Zaira. I have not really met a Zaida though I know there was another when I was in High School for I saw her name up on the board. It is often misspronounced as many have already said, and I go by how I want my name to be pronounced which is with an S though it has a Z at the starting. I tell people that my name is Sye-da and then they ask me how to spell it & say it way off from how I told them to pronounce it. About 4 people have told me that they know someone else with that name & I'm glad I did not meet that person. It's unique to find someone else with that same name, but I also like that I haven't met them. There are a lot of unique names in my family. Half of my family have Hebrew first or middle names. My middle name comes from the Bible. I love all sets of my names. I am a shinning bright star and fortunate to have God in my life. He is amazing. I'm grateful for making me wonderfully made. I'm hispanic & very different than anyone my race or other races. I know that our names mean fortunate, but I think everyone is to be alive. I love the spelling, especially the Z. Z is just so beautiful! I'm often surrounded by caucasians, and realize they have a tough time than other people I've met to prounouce this name. When I have a letter written to me, often people spell it, "Ziada". Obviously,... it's not. Our names rock! God bless us all! :)" Jan. 9, 2012:
"My six year old daughter is named Zaida Rose. We love the name. She is unique, strong and beautiful as is her name." Sep. 26, 2011:
"My name is Zaida. Interestingly, for the past 22 years I've introduced myself as "Zay-dah" because classmates and teachers could never say it properly, "Zah-ee-dah." But I've always wanted to be called "Zah-ee-dah" the way I liked it, and the way my parents had intended it to be. So now I'm at college in Hollywood, and I've introduced myself as "Zah-ee-dah." It's a bit weird to have old friends back home in Hawai`i still call me "Zay-dah" but I have to say it's awesome hearing my name said the way I've always wanted it to be! :)" Aug. 16, 2011:
"My four year old is named Zaida. The first time I heard the name I knew that is what I would name her. I had soooo many thoughts for names, but when I heard this one it just clicked. She loves her name too :) Hope she always does. It is unique & beautiful." Dec. 2, 2010:
"Wow so nice to see so many people named zaida, i didn't know the name was so common until i came across this site, in islam we believe a name has an effect, and zaida meaning fortunate, i can say from my own experience this is very true, there's the name zahida too which means worshipper of allah. which obviously has a better meaning. (they are both arabic names)." Nov. 25, 2010:
"I found this name on a website but it was spelled zada..so I figure I give it a twist and spell it zaida..not knowing other people had it..when they ask me what my baby name going to be I say Zaida everybody love it...8 months prego due July 4,2010 I happy this is such a pretty name and after all the knows I got for my husband he said no..when I said Zaida he like YES!!! Love it where you get that from.." Jun. 17, 2010:
"Growing up In the 60's in the US my name did get miss pronounced a lot, yet I did feel very unique no one else I new had my name. But I must say I would never change it." May. 25, 2010:
"My 3 year old is named Zaida. I love the name we say it Zay-duh> now im having another baby and cant think of a name that compares." Feb. 16, 2010:
"My name is Zaida and I am Guatemalan. For the longest time I felt so unique until I looked online and saw that others have the same name. Still, very happy to share this speacial name it is very strong and unique and has come to embody my character." Jan. 6, 2010:
"Hi my name is Zaida, and I was born on the Caribbean island Curacao (Dutch West Indies). I love my name, I think it's very feminine and sexy. From Arabic origin and meaning "prosperous" and "fortunate", my mom could not have given me a better name. I have a strong character, definitely not a follower, Ik ben echt apart (Dutch) I am apart/ different (English)" Nov. 13, 2009:
"My name is Zaida and I love the name. It is different but people seem to really like the sound of it. I am very musical and love to travel. I was told it meant goodness, or grandmother although here it says different. People do mis-spell my name alot and often mispronounce it but once I tell them the correct way they love it." Oct. 22, 2009:
"cute name!it definately will be my new born girl's name" Sep. 15, 2009:
"My God, Thank you, Gracias, Shukriya, Shukran, Dhannvaad, for this delighful and gorgeous name you've gifted upon us!
I am from Mexico, 18 yrs of age. My grandmother's name being Aida, my mom that follows with Saida, and me, Zaida...
Born in Mexico but from Spanish, Cuban, & middle eastern background. I've always thought of my name as blessing. I LOVE IT JUST LIKE ALL OF YOU!
From sometime around, Middle eastern culture has really made a little special place in my heart, and when i go to their malls, wow! i love to introduce myself with such rich name!(i love to hear when they say:OH!that is INDIAN NAME! or ARABIC NAME!) fills me up with joy because i feel closer to them that way! by the way: i love dancing, i dance classical indian dance, and modern bollywood :D i love their food, their sarees! EVERYTHNIG!
To all of you Zaida's, keep enjoying your beautiful name :)
We are Unique and special, we are fortunate, we are Prosperous! God bless all of you Zaida's!" Jul. 26, 2009:
"i'm gunna give my unborn child this name but not as a first as a middle name i wished for a baby on a shooting star then a few days later i fell pregnant so to me my baby is lucky im lucky an zaida means lucky lol i love it." Jun. 8, 2009:
"I named my daughter Zaida. Her Dad's name is Zawdie. I love it because it's unique & strong yet feminine!" Feb. 24, 2009:
"My name Zaida, i am puerto rican. this name is arabic and the meaning is " prosperous and increasing". everyone always comment on my name and asks me what it means or if i am arabic. I just enjoy every moment and day that i will spend being me. Most people pronounce it Zayra, or Zeta.." Feb. 5, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Zaida. She is 8. We gave her this name because of its uniqueness. She loves it." Dec. 17, 2008:
"OMG THIS IS MY NAME!(&im 13) i pronounce it zay-duh
but people sometimes say zye-ee-duh or-zye-duh
or sometimes even zay-dee-uh,thats when they dont pay close enough attention to the spelling. well, when i was younger,about 0-8, i didnt really think much of it,but that it was my name.but then i realized, whoa,i have a pretty unique name! haha yeah i know its arabic and my mother named me zaida because she wanted me to have a unique name. hello all the other zaidas out there!" Nov. 29, 2008:
"My wife is a Puerto Rican Zaida, pronounced "SIGH-da" I initially thought it was "sa-EE-da", like Aida, but was quickly set straight.
Zaida is not uncommon in the Spanish Caribbean and places like Florida and New York where people from there have settled. One thing I've noticed is that it's pretty much unknown along the MX-US border, which makes me suspect the Spanish settlers in the Caribbean and Mexico came from different parts of Spain.
As I understand it, Zaida came into Spanish from Arabic through Moorish, maybe amplified by the famous Alfonso VI story." Nov. 20, 2008:
"this is my daughters name and i too love it. unfortunately no one ever pronounces it correctly or spell correctly. oh well, i still love it" Jul. 30, 2007:
"I want to name my dog Zaida! I think it is a really pretty name!" Jun. 21, 2007:
"im naming all my children zaida because its so lovely it makes me all giggely inside." May. 23, 2007:
"The meaning of Zaida is "lucky" or "fortunate" in Arabic. The names Siad/Ziad and Saŭd/Zaŭd are derived from the same Arabic word. My name is misspelled/mispronounced often. I spell my name with a dieresis (umlaut in German), thus it is Zaŭda. It is pronounced with three syllables: Za-ee-da. Others often say it with two syllables, either with the vowel sound like "eye" (Z-"eye"-da) or Zayda, to rhyme with "say". I also hear a Spanish pronounciation, with the "d" being pronounced as a "th". My family is of Arab origin, therefore I use the correct Arabic pronounciation. Apparently, it is a fairly common name in my grandfather's homeland of Syria. As a born and raised American, it's so strange to think of my name as anything but uncommon!" Oct. 15, 2006:
"This name is so pretty. I just love it.!!! I will definatly remember it!!!" Sep. 13, 2006:
"very spiritual name, love it. It is also the name of my husbands grandmother." May. 31, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
"It's a very common name from where I am.My Daughter also carries it.My mother named me after a spanish soap opera here in Puertorico." Jul. 19, 2008:
"My name is Zaidra. I think Zaida and Zaidra are beautiful names. I even named my daughter Zavian" Jun. 9, 2007:
20 Neutral Comments
"My name is Zaida (sigh-da) love my name. I am Colombian and was adopted when I was 6, now living in the US." Apr. 25, 2019:
"My name is Zaida Iam 62 and love my name my granddaughters middle name is zaida to" Oct. 4, 2017:
"Try being the only one with the weird name in the family. My siblings are Paul, Patricia, Peter, Mary (not their real names but you get what I am talking about) I had it legally changed as soon as I could afford it." May. 7, 2015:
"My name is Zaiyda. I think the name is beautiful, too. I get lots of comments about my name." Oct. 24, 2014:
"My name is Zaida my mom put Z in front of her name Aida . I'm Puerto Rican and yes people here in Ga mispronounce my name all the time . I learn to correct them if they can't I kindly say just call me "Z" thank you... they usually say thank you to me cuz they see my reaction when they mispronounce it..lol.." Aug. 13, 2014:
"I just found my 3rd Grand Aunt (my Third Great Grandfathers sister) was named that in 1819. It was the first time I saw the name and always look up new names of relatives I find. (or I knew my grandmothers middle name was Zella :) )" Mar. 15, 2014:
"Love my name...my aunts name was Zaida Rosa (Puerto Rico). My name is Zayda....family pronounce is sai da,,,,friends in school say ZAY DA. Either way I love it." Jan. 3, 2014:
"My mother got the name from a novella which is a
radio soap opera in Puerto Rico in 1946. The story must have been good enough for her to give me this Mid Eastern name. I do have the look and people ask me if I'm Syrian since I was school age. I wished my mother had pick her name which is Carmen. I always have to correct people that call me Zelda,Ziva,Zeta, and it's crazy even in the Army the officer I worked for couldn't pronounce it and I told him to just call me "Z" and he thank me for making it simple. The Moors did live in P.R." Oct. 4, 2013:
"My name is Zaida and I was named after my great grandmother whose name was Canzaida. It is pronounced with a long a vowel sound. I have only met one person named the same as me and I am now seventy years old. People are always pronouncing my name wrong." Mar. 25, 2012:
"HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VAt is up in you Country Zaida from India WOOP WOOP" Oct. 21, 2011:
"i am very pleased that my name is so common. i have recognized from internet the definition of my name. it means prosperous otherwise luck . i hope it will help me all my life" Aug. 21, 2011:
"Hello, My name is Zaida too! I am 34 years old form Colombia. I was told that it was an Arabic name. I am so surprised to see all these Zaida's. My pronunciation is Sye-dah." Jun. 14, 2009:
"My name is "Zaidra". I don't know where I got this name from, what the origin of it is and anything. If there are others with the same name, I would LOVE to hear about you." Jan. 24, 2009:
"My name is Zaida from Malaysia. My dad told me it is from arabic word which carries the meaning of "prosperity"... I think it is how it effects me... effects my life too." Dec. 29, 2008:
"Hi, well my name is Zaida also! I am 28 years old, I live in New Zealand and apart from my Great Grandmother's name being Zaida this is the first time I have heard of others!! I haven't always liked having to spell andv pronounce my name but the older I get the more I love being somewhat unique and different. Hello all Zaida's out there its lovely to meet you =)" Apr. 26, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Zaida, and we chose it for it's musicality and strength. Some people do have difficulty pronucing/spelling it, but people either generally love it, or if they are jewish, they tell me that it means 'grandfather'. I usuallt respond be saying, yes, I know, and it also means fortunate one in Arabic." Mar. 26, 2008:
"well my name is zaida , and i love my name and the way it is written, just like that, Z A I D A , and where i live its not common to here that name , i love my name" May. 28, 2007:
"zaida is actually the best name ever and its my name so shutup. wut is your name ugly?" May. 23, 2007:
"My name Zaida is pronounced Zy-da. I am told it is originally an old Persian name adopted by the Spanish in Spain during the 800 year Moorish domination. Allegedly a Kalif had three daughter princesses and one, who is infamous, was called Zaida. There is poetry in the archives of the university of madrid about the infamous Zaida. Depending on how it is pronounced, the old Persian/Farsi meanings are either "Oh, holy one" or "one who is not necessary" .. It may also be a name in the book Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving." Jan. 8, 2006:
"people spell it wrong e.g. zenaida, ziada etc.
There are few with the same name" Dec. 6, 2005:
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