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Etymology & Historical Origin - Jada
The name Jada comes from the Hebrew word “yadha” meaning ‘he knows, the knowing one.’ Jada is borne in the Bible as a male name in the first book of Chronicles in the Old Testament as the son of Onam. Since Jada is predominately a female given name, it could also be a fanciful spelling of the gemstone name Jade, thought to protect against intestinal or stomach complaints (the Spanish origin of the name translates to ‘stone of the bowels’). The ancient stone jade is also known for its properties in attracting love and/or money. We also wonder if the original Hebrew word (yadha) gave birth to the lingo “yadda, yadda, yadda” roughly translating into ‘you know the rest’ – since the original meaning is one of knowledge. In any case, Jada has only come into use during the latter half of the 20th century.
Popularity of the Name Jada
The female name Jada makes her first appearance on the U.S. popularity charts in 1969 at position #895 (low usage). Jada has very little movement on the charts for about 20 years and then – BANG! – the name advances over 700 positions on the list of girls names in four short years (between 1992 and 1995). Clearly, the much admired actress and celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith influenced the popularity of her own name as she gained fame. By the year 2000, Jada lands a spot on the Top 100 list of most favored girls’ names; quite an achievement. However, recently the name slipped off of the list in 2008 but still holds a respectable position on the charts. Despite its masculine Biblical roots, the name is very modern, simple and pretty. It provides a two-syllable option to the ever-popular Jade and it belongs to the “J” category of names – a first letter that appeals to many American parents (like A, M and K names). Jada is easy to spell, easy to say and just an all around lovely name.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jada
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jada
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jada
Jada We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jada.
Popular Songs on Jada
Jada - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Jada.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Jada
Girls Hold Up This World (Jada Pinkett-Smith) - "We are sisters of this Earth -- members of one powerful tribe. / Every color, shape, and size, we're united by beauty inside." Artistic photographs enhance the positive message of Jada Pinkett Smith's inspiring poem. A renowned actress and loving mother, Smith brings warmth and heart to this celebration of young women. While so many girls today struggle with self-doubt, this poem focuses on the power ALL girls have within them, regardless of color or creed. This is the perfect book for mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to give and to share again and again. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Jada
Famous People Named Jada - Jada Pinkett-Smith (actress)
Children of Famous People Named Jada
Famous People who Named their Daughter Jada - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jada.
Jada - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Jada - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jada.
Personality of the Girl Name Jada
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jada