Adassa Name Meaning

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If you're looking for a unique name at the beginning of the alphabet, Adassa may be a good choice for your child. The name, an alternate spelling of "Hadassah," is derived from the Hebrew word for "myrtle tree." This name also has Biblical roots; in the Hebrew Bible, Queen Esther is also known as Hadassah, and is described as having a peaceful nature.

  • Origin: Adassa is a variation of the Hebrew name "Hadassah," meaning "myrtle tree."
  • Gender: Adassa is most commonly used as a girl name.
  • Pronunciation: Ah-dah-sah

Although many baby names are often separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in selecting names. It's important to choose a name you feel fits your child best.

How Popular Is the Name Adassa?

The popularity of the name Adassa has always been below the top 1000 in the United States. However, in recent years, the related name Hadassah has started to move up the list, from its low point at 10,935 in 1967, to one of its highest positions in 2021, at 1,344. Hadassah ranked the highest in 2016, at 1,257, according to Social Security Administration data. It's safe to say that the name Adassa is a unique and beautiful one.

Name Variations

Variations of the name Adassa include:

  • Adasa (Hebrew)
  • Addassa (Jamaican)
  • Adassah (Hebrew)
  • Addasa (Hebrew)
  • Hadassah/Hadassa (Hebrew)

Similar Names

Names similar to Adassa include:

  • Adaeze (Igbo)
  • Adessa (Spanish)
  • Adyssa (Spanish)
  • Adiza (Ghanian)
  • Odessa (Greek)

More Names Starting with an A and Ending with a Vowel:

Suggested Sibling Names

If you're looking for a sibling name to go with Adassa, here are some options:

  • Adam
  • Amera
  • Atara
  • Dayah
  • Elanah
  • Elias
  • Mikayla

Famous People Named Adassa

One particularly famous Adassa might have a voice you or your children recognize:

  • Adassa, an Afro-Colombian reggaetón singer, who voiced Dolores Madrigal in Disney's "Encanto."

More Baby Names

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  1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of a name.

  2. Internet Movie Database. Adassa.

By Taylor Grothe
Taylor is a freelance writer, fiction author, and a nonbinary parent to two little children, ages five and three. Their fiction work can be found in Bag of Bones Press and Coffin Bell Journal, and their first novel is on submission to major publishing houses.