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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.DEL-ə
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of ADELA or ADELAIDE. A famous bearer is American actress and singer Della Reese (1931-).
VariantsAda, Addie, Addy, Delia
Other Languages & CulturesAdalheidis, Adela, Adelais, Adelina, Alda Ancient Germanic Alisa Bosnian Adelina Bulgarian Alícia Catalan Adéla Czech Heidi Danish Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida Dutch Aliisa, Alisa, Aada, Ada, Adele, 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

Categories

A Song of Ice and Fire characters, actresses, currently out of the US top 1000, diminutives, Disney characters, ends in -ella, musicians, singers
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute