Meaning & History
Originally a short form of Germanic names such as Adelaide or Adelina that begin with the element adal meaning "noble". This name was borne by Augusta Ada King (1815-1852), the Countess of Lovelace (known as Ada Lovelace), a daughter of Lord Byron. She was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the inventor of an early mechanical computer.
Other Languages & CulturesKalisha, Talisha(African American) Alina(Belarusian) Alisa(Bosnian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Alícia(Catalan) Adéla, Alice(Czech) Alice, Heidi(Danish) Alice, Adelheid, Aleid, Aleida, Alida, Elke(Dutch) Adélaïde, Adèle, Adélie, Adeline, Alice, Alix, Aude, Aline, Alison, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Elke(Frisian) Aliki, Kiki(Greek) Ailís(Irish) Alise, Alīna(Latvian) Adelė(Lithuanian) Aalis(Medieval French) Alice, Heidi(Norwegian) Azalaïs(Occitan) Adelaide, Adelina, Alda, Aldina, Alice, Alícia(Portuguese) Aline(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Adela, Adelina, Alina(Romanian) Alisa, Alina(Russian) Aileas(Scottish) Adela, Alica(Slovak) Alina(Slovene) Adela, Adelaida, Adelia, Adelina, Alicia(Spanish) Adelita(Spanish (Latin American)) Alice, Alicia, Heidi(Swedish) Alisa, Alina(Ukrainian) Alis(Welsh)
People think this name is
classic upper class natural wholesome refined strange simple serious nerdy
Sources & References
- Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 153.
Entry updated November 20, 2020