Comments for the name Adelaide

Comments for ADELAIDE:

The character Adelaide of Guys and Dolls is a famous bearer. When I think of this name, I think of that character: loud, not very bright, but cute!
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
Adelaide is Australia's fifth largest city and capital of the South Australia territory.
-- garethbutler  1/28/2006
Adelaide is actually the capital of the state of South Australia, Australia (it is not a territory at all!)
The city itself was named after Queen Adelaide and was the only Australian city not colonised with prisoners from England.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2006
This is completely wrong - Australia's capital city of Canberra and the vast majority of Australian cities and towns - like Melbourne and Darwin - did not use convict labour. Many regions weren't even settled by Europeans until after convict transportation to Australia was banned on the east coast in the 1840s and the west in the 1860s.

The Colony of South Australia, did however ban the use of convict labour from its founding - as it was too close to slavery for the settlers' 'Enlightenment ideals' - so Adelaide can make that claim.
-- Willandra  10/23/2008
One of the contestants in the reality show about 20's vs. 40's women competing for a man, is named this.
-- goreab  6/26/2007
Not only a city in Australia but also a street in Toronto.
-- gasp  9/12/2007
The band Anberlin has a song called Adelaide.
-- RahRie  10/29/2007
Rachel Griffiths has a daughter named Adelaide Rose.
-- Anonymous Blogger  11/3/2007
The inventor of the poetry type called "cinquain" is named Adelaide Crapsey.
-- JungKyungSoon  12/9/2007
Adelaide Eliza Scott Ironside (17 November 1831 - 15 April 1867) was an Australian artist. Adelaide was successful in Rome and London, and represented New South Wales at the London Great Exhibition of 1862.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2008
I really like the name. I heard it in the movie "Anne of Avonlea" being the name of Morgan Harris' passed wife.
-- Liesl  2/11/2010
Miss Adelaide from the musical "Guys and Dolls"!
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2011
Beethoven wrote a beautiful song, "Adelaide," set to a poem by Friedrich von Matthisson. (It uses the German pronunciation of the name, of course.)
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2011
Adelaide was the daughter of King Hugh Capet of France and his wife Adelaide.
-- CarolinW  6/13/2012
Adelaide Eugenia Bankhead was the mother of American actress Tallulah Bankhead.
-- Anonymous User  7/3/2012
The wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom was named Adelaide.
-- LadyVanRaven  9/15/2012

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