10 Impressive People Named Ida

The baby name Ida is of uncertain derivation. One theory is that it’s based on a Germanic element meaning meaning “work.” Another is that it’s based on a Germanic element meaning “wise woman, seeress.”

Here are nearly a dozen impressive people named Ida:

  1. Ida Barney (1886-1982), American astronomer.
  2. Ida Freund (1863-1914), Austrian-born English chemistry teacher. Invented periodic table cupcakes in 1907.
  3. Ida Freund, chemistry teacher

  4. Ida H. Hyde (1857-1945), American physiologist. Invented the microelectrode in 1921.
  5. Ida Lewis (1842-1911), American lighthouse keeper and life-saver.
  6. Ida Noddack (1896-1978), German chemist and physicist. Co-discovered rhenium (1925) and was the first to propose the idea of nuclear fission (1934).
  7. Ida L. Pfeiffer (1797-1858), Austrian traveler.
  8. Ida Rhodes (1900-1986), Ukranian-born American mathematician.
  9. Ida Rosenthal (1886-1973), Belarusian-born American dressmaker and businesswoman. Co-founded Maidenform in 1922.
  10. Ida M. Tarbell (1857-1944), American journalist.
  11. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), African-American journalist and social reformer. Anti-lynching campaigner.

Do you know of any other equally cool people named Ida?

3 thoughts on “10 Impressive People Named Ida

  1. My niece’s is pronounced like eye-dar. It is still an old fashioned name & I didn’t like it at first but i really can’t picture her with another name lol.

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