Firstborn daughter (ah-DAH—Igbo or Ibo, Nigeria).
Fee (AH-dah—Swahili, East Africa).
Form of Adah: Beauty, pleasure; tiara, crown, or ornament; adornment (ah-DAH—Hebrew; Old Testament—two women—one of the wives of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal; the wife of Esau). Name found among free black women in early nineteenth-century New England.
Prosperous, happy (AY-duh—Old English; Teutonic).
Noble birth (AY-duh—Latin).
Place name—town in southeast Ghana (AY-dah).