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Ada
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Ada
Origin: German
Meaning: Noble, happy

Ada, which was among the top 100 baby names from the late 1880s until 1913, is simple and surprisingly modern for an "old lady" name. It's also a perfect choice for parents who are considering "Ava" (the fifth most popular baby name for girls in 2012) but want something more unusual.
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