Adela
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Given Name ADELA
GENDER: Feminine
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Adele, Adelia, Adella (English), Adelia (Spanish), Alda (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Delia, Della (English), Adelina (Spanish), Adelita (Spanish (Latin American)), Adelina (Romanian), Adelina (Ancient Germanic)
MASCULINE FORM: Aldo (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Alícia (Catalan), Adéla (Czech), Heidi (Danish), Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke (Dutch), Adele, Aliisa, Alisa, Aada, Ada, Alli, Heidi (Finnish), Adélaïde, Adèle, Alice, Alix, Aude, Adeline, Aline, Alison, Line (French), Elke (Frisian), Adele, Adelheid, Ada, Adelina, Aleida, Alida, Alina, Elke, Heida, Heidi (German), Adél, Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Adele, Alda, Alice, Ada, Adelina, Alina (Italian), Alise (Latvian), Aleit (Low German), Aalis (Medieval French), Heidi (Norwegian), Adelaide, Alda, Aldina, Alice, Alícia, Adelina, Dina (Portuguese), Aline (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Alisa (Russian), Aileas (Scottish), Alica (Slovak), Heidi (Swedish), Alis (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Adéla
Popularity
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Bosnia and Herzegovina  - 
Czech Republic  ranked #4 
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 159