Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ə-DEHL-ə(English)

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.

Related Names

VariantsAdelia, Adella, Adele(English) Adelia(Spanish) Adelina, Alda(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesDelia, Della(English) Adelita(Spanish (Latin American)) Ada(Ancient Germanic)
Masculine FormAldo(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesAlina(Belarusian) Adelina(Bulgarian) Adéla(Czech) Ada(Dutch) Aada, Ada(Finnish) Adèle, Adélie, Adeline, Aude, Aline, Lina, Line, Lyna(French) Adele, Ada, Alina(German) Adél, Ada(Hungarian) Adele, Adelina, Alda, Ada, Alina(Italian) Alīna(Latvian) Adelė(Lithuanian) Ada(Norwegian) Adelina, Alda, Aldina, Dina(Portuguese) Aline(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Alina(Russian) Alina(Slovene) Alina(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingAdéla
User SubmissionsAdèla, Adelä


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: December 16
Poland: November 23
Poland: December 24
Slovakia: December 22
Spain: December 16
Sweden: September 5


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 159.
Entry updated February 4, 2020