PRONOUNCED: ə-DEL-ə (English), ah-DE-lah (Polish) [key]
Meaning & History
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal
meaning "noble". Saint
Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France. This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Adéla (Czech), Adele, Adelina, Alina, Alli (Finnish), Adèle, Adeline, Aline (French), Adele, Adelina, Alina (German), Adél, Ada (Hungarian), Adele, Ada, Adelina, Alina (Italian), Adelina, Aline (Portuguese)
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