Given Name ADELA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: ə-DEL-ə (English), a-DE-la (Polish)   [details]

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.

Categories

princesses, saints, short forms
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/CULTURES: Kalisha, Talisha (African American), Adelina (Bulgarian), 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, Alida, Alina, Elke, Heida, Heidi (German), Aliki, Kiki (Greek), Adél, Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Alida, Alíz (Hungarian), Ailís (Irish), Adelaide, Adele, Alda, Alice, Ada, Adelina, Alina (Italian), Alise (Latvian), 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
USER SUBMISSION: Adelä
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 159