A big influencer on the popularity of the name Jada is actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who’s been in the public eye since the 1990s—the same time the name was soaring on the baby-name charts. With British origins meaning “precious stone,” it’s a form of the name Jade. This precious stone with deep green coloring was once thought to have magical powers and protect against intestinal problems. Jada is a softer name than Jade and, though considered gender-neutral, is more common for girls than boys.
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