Meaning: “First, primitive, being at the beginning, original power.”
The name comes directly from the Sanskrit word आदया (adya) meaning, “First, primitive, being at the beginning.”
It is also another name used for the goddess Shakti.
The name first appeared in the U.S. Top 1000 females under the form of Aadhya, coming in as the 953rd most popular female name in 2016.
Another form is: