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Who Is The Most Famous Ada In The World?

Updated January 22, 2021 349 votes 24 voters 10.9k views31 items

List RulesVote up all of the Adas you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Ada can you think of? The famous Adas below have many different professions, including notable actresses named Ada, famous musicians named Ada, and even athletes named Ada.

Ada Lovelace is certainly one of the most famous Adas on this list. One of the famous intellectuals named Ada, she is believed to be one of the first computer programmers. She was the daughter of Lord and Lady Byron.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ada is Ada Brown. She was a blues singer. “Break o' Day Blues” and “Evil Mama Blues” are among her most popular recordings.

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    Ada Lovelace

    1815-12-10

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical...  more

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    Ada Brown

    1890-05-01

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    Ada Scott Brown (May 1, 1890 – March 30, 1950) was an American blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Ill Natural Blues", "Break o' Day Blues", and "Evil Mama Blues....  more
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    Ada Maris

    1957-06-13

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Ada Maris (born June 13, 1957) is an American actress known for her starring roles in the sitcoms Nurses and The Brothers Garcia.Maris was born in East Los Angeles and grew up there. Her college...  more
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    Ada Nicodemou

    1977-05-14

    BirthplaceLarnaca, Cyprus

    Ada Nicodemou (Greek: Άντα Νικοδήμου) (born 14 May 1977) is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in 1994 playing Katerina Ioannou in Heartbreak High. She also starred in Police Rescue...  more
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    Ada Kok

    1947-06-06

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    Aagje ("Ada") Kok (born 6 June 1947, in Amsterdam, North Holland) is a former swimmer who ranked among the world's best in the butterfly stroke category during the 1960s. Her international career...  more
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    Ada Jones

    1873-06-01

    BirthplaceLancashire, United Kingdom

    Ada Jane Jones (June 1, 1873 – May 2, 1922) was an English-American popular singer who made her first recordings in 1893 on Edison cylinders. She is among the earliest female singers to be recorded....  more
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    Ada Falcon

    1905-08-17

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Ada Falcón (17 August 1905 – 4 January 2002) was an Argentine tango dancer, singer and film actress of the 1920s and 1930s. She starred in the film Ídolos de la radio in 1934. She was famous for her...  more
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    Ada Dyas

    1843-01-01
    Ada Dyas (1843-1908) was an Irish actress. She made her London debut in 1861 in Henry IV, and became famous in the 1871 play based on Wilkie Collins's novel The Woman in White....  more
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    BirthplaceAlderson, West Virginia, USA

    Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, better known as Bricktop, (August 14, 1894 – February 1, 1984) was an American dancer, jazz singer, vaudevillian, and self-described saloon-keeper...  more
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    Ada Cornaro

    1881-06-29

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    Ada Cornaro (29 June 1881 – 19 March 1961) was a prominent Argentine film and theatre actress, tango dancer and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. Although she entered film in 1924 her claim to fame was...  more
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    Ada Michelle Loridans

    Ada Michelle Loridans is a film actress....
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    Ada Rehan

    1859-04-22

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Ada Rehan (April 22, c. 1857 – January 8, 1916) was an American actress and comedian who typified the "personality" style of acting in the nineteenth century....  more
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    Ada Dwyer Russell

    1863-01-01
    Ada Dwyer Russell (1863–1952), was an actress who performed on stage in Broadway and London and became the muse to her poet lover Amy Lowell....  more
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    Ada Fisher

    1947-10-21

    BirthplaceDurham County, Durham, Wake County, Area codes 919 and 984, United States of America

    Ada M. Fisher (born October 21, 1947, in Durham, North Carolina) is a retired physician from Salisbury, North Carolina and a frequent Republican candidate for office. She challenged incumbent Mel...  more
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    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

    Ada Cambridge (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926), later known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer. She wrote more than 25 works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two...  more
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    Ada Smith

    1945-04-18

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Ada L. Smith (born April 18, 1945) is an American politician from New York....  more
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    Ada Yonath

    1939-06-22

    BirthplaceMandatory Palestine

    Ada E. Yonath (Hebrew: עדה יונת‎, pronounced [ˈada joˈnat]) (born 22 June 1939) is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current...  more
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    Ada Clare

    1834-07-01

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    For the character Ada Clare in the novel by Charles Dickens see Bleak HouseAda Clare (pen names, Clare and Ada Clare; July 1834 – March 4, 1874) was an American actress and writer....  more
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    Ada Deer

    1935-01-01

    BirthplaceKeshena, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Ada Deer (born 1935) (Menominee) is a Native American advocate and scholar who was an activist opposing federal termination of tribes in the 1970s. She was appointed as Assistant Secretary of...  more
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    Ada Kepley

    1847-02-11
    Ada Harriet Miser Kepley (February 11, 1847 – June 13, 1925) was the first American woman to graduate from law school. She graduated in 1870 with a law degree, from what is today Northwestern...  more
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    BirthplaceChickasha, Oklahoma

    Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (February 8, 1924 - October 18, 1995) was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma. She applied for admission into the University of Oklahoma law school in order...  more
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    Ada Udechukwu

    1960-01-01

    BirthplaceEnugu, Nigeria

    Ada Udechukwu (born 1960) is a Nigerian artist and poet associated with the Nsukka group....  more
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    Ada Vélez

    1970-09-15

    BirthplacePuerto Rico

    Ada "Ace" Vélez (born September 15, 1969) is a Puerto Rican female professional boxer from Dania Beach, Florida who lives in Miami. Vélez was brought into boxing by former women's boxing world...  more
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    Ada Verdun Howell

    1902-07-19

    BirthplaceBeaufort, Australia

    Ada Verdun Howell (19 July 1902 – 1981) was an Australian author and poet. Born in Beaufort, Victoria, on her father's sheep property, she was educated at Ruyton Girls' School. Her sister was the...  more
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    Ada Condeescu

    1988-07-02

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Ada Condeescu is an actress....