Bos/Eng/Sp (MY-dah) or Eng (MAY-dah)
The name could be of a few different origins. It could be from the Arabic, سورة المائدة al-ma’idah (the table), the name name of a sura and 5th Chapter of the Qu’ran.
It could also be taken from the name of a place in Italy, which was popularized after a Battle took place there in 1807, a huge victory for Britain. Sir Walter Scott named his dog in honour of the victory.
It was also the name of the eponymous heroine in the early 20th-century children series, by Inez Haynes Irwin (1873-1970), Maida.
It has also been connected with the Arabic word ma’id which means “angry; disgusted.”
As of 2010, Maida was the 72nd most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Another Bosnian form is Majida.
A Bosnian masculine form is Maid.