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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ə-DEHL-ə(English)
a-DEH-la(Polish)

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.

Sources & References

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