Zaida is an Arabic name that is common in Muslim cultures but has also found some mainstream popularity. It's becoming increasingly popular and could very well become a top 1,000 baby name in the United States during the next few years. Because it starts with a “Z,” it is a bit on the exotic side without feeling too out there. Zaida also has several potential pronunciations.

Meaning of the name Zaida:

Arabic: Prosperous, fortunate

Origin of the name Zaida:

Zaida has an Arabic origin that means “prosperous” or “fortunate.”

Symbolism of the name Zaida:

Zaida is a name that may be given to a new baby because her parents want her to be prosperous in the future.

Style of the name Zaida:


Gender of the name Zaida:

Zaida is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Zaida:

ZAY-dah or zah-EE-dah or ZY-dah

Number of syllables in the name Zaida:

Two or three depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Zaida:

The baby name Zaida evokes images of someone who is beautiful and athletic.

Alternative spellings for the name Zaida:

  • Zayda
  • Zada
  • Zayeda
  • Zaeda

Nicknames for the name Zaida:

Popularity of the name Zaida:

According to the Social Security Administration, Zaida has never been a top 1,000 name for babies in the United States.

Related names for the name Zaida:

Great middle names for Zaida and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Zaida:

  • Zaida Cucusa Hernandez (politician)
  • Zaida Ben-Yusuf (photographer)
  • Zaida of Seville (Muslim princess)

Zaidas in popular culture: