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Vada is a unisex baby name of multiple origins and meanings. Vada is most popular as a girl’s name derived from English and German, meaning “rule”. Vada is a vintage name that was popular in the early 20th century and has only recently returned to the top 1,000 names.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Vada:

Vada is a unisex baby name with multiple origins. In English and German, Vada means “rule”. In Sanskrit it means “knowledge”. In Chinese Vada means “high cliff” and in Russian it means “evening”.

Symbolism of the Name Vada:

Evening is a peaceful and restful time. It is the time between day and night when the day’s work has ended, but before sleep. Parents may also find symbolism in the meanings of “rule, knowledge, high cliff”.

Nicknames for the Name Vada:

Vada, as a short name, doesn't have an extensive list of nicknames that can be derived from it. Fortunately, though, you still have several great options for your upcoming child. They are:

  • Vay
  • Day
  • Dada
  • Ada 
  • Ads
  • Addie 
  • Vlad
  • Ado
  • Vades
  • V
  • V.D.
baby name Vada


Style of the Name Vada:


Gender of the Name Vada:

Vada is a unisex name — it's used for boys in China and Russia, and girls feminine in England and Germany.

Pronunciation of the Name Vada:

VAY-də, VAH-də, VA-də (English)

Number of Syllables in the Name Vada:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Vada:

Vada evokes feelings of wisdom and peace.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Vada:

Veda, Vayda, Veyda

Popularity of the Name Vada:

According to the Social Security Administration, Vada is a girl’s name that was popular in the early 20th century until it disappeared from the top 1,000 names in 1947. It returned in 2016. As of 2022, it is at rank 851. Vada has never been in the top 1,000 boy’s names.

Great Middle Names for the Name Vada and Their Meanings:



Famous People with the Name Vada:

  • Vada Nobles (American record producer)
  • Vada Pinson (American baseball player)
  • Vada Sultenfuss (film, “My Girl”)
  • Vada (literature, “The Flame Is Love” by Barbara Cartland)
  • Vada Abbey (literature, Addicted Series)
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