Aida finds its origin in Italian. The meaning of Aida translates to ‘happy’, ‘helper’, ‘distinguished’, ‘returning’. In Japanese, Aida means ‘running across the field’. This name shot to fame thanks to Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, ‘Aida’. American actress Aida Turturro is one of the notable Aidas, and is well-known for her role as Janice Soprano in 'The Sopranos'.