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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AY-də(English)
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Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names such as ADELAIDE or ADELINA that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Masculine FormsAldo(Italian) Aldo(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesKalisha, Talisha(African American) Alisa(Bosnian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Alícia(Catalan) Adéla, Alice(Czech) Heidi(Danish) Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke(Dutch) Adélaïde, Adèle, Adeline, Alice, Alix, Aude, Aline, Alison, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Elke(Frisian) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Ailís(Irish) Alise, Alīna(Latvian) Aalis(Medieval French) Heidi(Norwegian) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelaide, Adelina, Alda, Aldina, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Aline(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Adela, Adelina, Alina(Romanian) Alisa(Russian) Aileas(Scottish) Alica(Slovak) Adela, Adelaida, Adelia, Adelina, Alicia(Spanish) Adelita(Spanish (Latin American)) Alicia, Heidi(Swedish) Alisa(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 153


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