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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DEHL-ə
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
VariantsAddie, Addy, Delia
Other Languages & CulturesAdalheidis, Adela, Adelais, Adelina, Alda, Ada(Ancient Germanic) Alisa(Bosnian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Alícia(Catalan) Adéla, Alice(Czech) Heidi(Danish) Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida(Dutch) Aliisa, Alisa, Aada, Ada, Heidi(Finnish) Adélaïde, Adèle, Adeline, Alice, Alix, Aude, Aline, Alison, Line(French) Elke(Frisian) Adele, Adelheid, Adelina, Ada, Alida, Alina, Heida, Heidi(German) Aliki(Greek) Adél, Adelaida, Aliz, Ada, Alida(Hungarian) Ailís(Irish) Adelaide, Adele, Adelina, Alda, Alice, Ada, Alina(Italian) Alise(Latvian) Aalis(Medieval French) Heidi(Norwegian) Adela, Adelajda, Alicja, Ada(Polish) 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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