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In the last years Adele became a quite common name in Italy for little girls, it was the 31st most common name for girls born in 2017.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2019
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I like it. :)
sundarlal000  3/20/2019
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Adele and Adolf are etymologically related.
angolmois  12/11/2018
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In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Adele who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 396th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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Adele is a lovely, gracious name. I don't mind the association with Adele, the singer, as she's a good association in my opinion.
kayisforkeen  8/22/2018
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This name makes me think of Adele Mara or the singer, Adele. Both aren't bad associations. I like the nickname Elle, but not Addie.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2017
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Just to mention that in Estonia the name Adeele is used as frequently as Adele :) Couldn't find it here.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2017
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Also Dutch and Latvian.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
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I quite like this name.
Jesscn  4/4/2017
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Adele Emily Sandé, better known as Emeli Sandé, is a Scottish recording artist and songwriter. She first became prominent after she was featured on the track "Diamond Rings" by the rapper Chipmunk (2009). It was their first top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart. In 2010, she was featured on "Never Be Your Woman" by the rapper Wiley, which was another top ten hit. In 2012, she received the Brit Awards' Critics' Choice Award. Sandé released her first solo single "Heaven" in August 2011. She has two number-one singles across the UK and Ireland with "Read All About It" with Professor Green and "Beneath Your Beautiful", a collaboration with Labrinth. Her album Our Version of Events spent ten non-consecutive weeks at number one and became the best-selling album of 2012 in the UK, with over 1 million sales. In 2012, she performed in both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. She won two Brit Awards at the 2013 ceremony: Best British Female Artist, and British Album of the Year.
cutenose  2/26/2017
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This is a beautiful name, but it will simply become too associated with the singer, like Cyndi or Britney in the 80s or 90s, so I recommend using it solely as a diminutive of Adelaide, so she doesn't get too much singer comments. It still is a nice name with a wonderful meaning,
ERK  10/20/2016
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I named my now 4 year old daughter Adele. I loved it because it's rare to hear of it and thought it a simple, beautiful name. I often get asked... After the singer? My withering look answers that question! :)
LisaMay  4/2/2016
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My name is Adele. Growing up I hated my name, oftentimes because people made fun of it, singing The Farmer in the Dell, or simply not pronouncing it correctly, or if I said my name they would say "A What"? I have grown to appreciate my name, but hope it doesn't become overused because of a singer!
asobieski  1/26/2016
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Adele is already a legend in our time. Her albums have both sold record numbers of copies and yet she is not yet listed in the famous "namesakes" section. Someone will have to fix that. The lovely, talented Adele Adkins is what most people will think when they hear this name.
Emily Amy  11/30/2015
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I know one person whose name is Adele, she's in her 50's. It has a Germanic feel to me and it's kind of fun to write in cursive (silly reason, I know). I probably wouldn't use it in real life, but it's certainly pleasant for the right person.
TheArtemisMoon  7/9/2015
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Adele is a very classy, beautiful name! :D It's annoying how it's really, really strongly associated with the singer... (-̩̩-̩̩͡_-̩̩-̩̩͡) (if I ever do use this name I don't like how some people may assume I'm naming my child after Adele when that wouldn't be my intention). ANYHOO I still ♥ the name nevertheless. ☺.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2015
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In German it's pronounced a-DEH-lə and a rather old woman name.
ms. c  11/3/2014
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Wow, the singer has really brought it back into popularity!
― Anonymous User  6/10/2013
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This is a very nice name, but unfortunately everyone will associate it with Adele. Not that she's a bad singer, but it seems that everyone here has a habit of hating celebrity associations with names.
Buneary  11/12/2012
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Adelaide "Adele" DeGarde was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
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Adele Emeli Sande known as Emeli Sande is an English singer best known for her song Nest To Me.
littlemissebony  7/22/2012
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I think it's too short but this name had a strength to it and it seem bold.
555jazzy  7/20/2012
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I think this is pretty, but I wouldn't use it because people would think I used it because of that tacky singer.
Bonquiqui  7/17/2012
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Adele Mara (b. 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan) was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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Adele Astaire (b. 1896 in Omaha, Nebraska) was an American dancer.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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Adele Jergens (b. 1917 in Brooklyn, New York) was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
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Oh god, ADELE mania is spreading. After being out of the top 1000 names in the US for the last 30 years it is now #908. It will be like when Britney became very popular around the same time as Britney Spears was in her heyday.

When I first heard of the singer I thought she had such a lovely name and I could see why she went only by her first name. Too bad this name is now synonymous with the gorgeous and talented British singer, it's so lovely and should be used more often.
jeannie.  3/9/2012
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Adele Georgiana is the daughter of American actress Molly Ringwald. Adele has a twin brother named Roman and a big sister named Mathilda.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2012
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A musician named ADELE released her third single "Rolling in the Deep" in 2010, which became a smashing success.
Dewott  8/30/2011
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I love 'Adele' as a middle name- Bethany Adele. It's so pretty and girly. :)
pupcake9798  7/12/2011
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'Adele' originally comes from 'Adelaide'.
pupcake9798  7/12/2011
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I think it's pretty, when I try to ignore the fact that it reminds me of "A farmer in the dell".
willarose93  3/6/2011
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Actress Molly Ringwald and Panio Gianopoulos have a daughter Adele Georgiana, born July 10, 2009.
MaggieSimpson  6/4/2010
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Adele is the name of the the Chief's wife on Grey's Anatomy.
wbbuff  4/6/2010
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I think this is a very pretty, feminine name that would suit all ages. It's very underused - maybe time for it to make a come-back.
SandSea  2/4/2010
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Adele Marie Astaire (1896-1981) was Fred Astaire's sister. She was also a successful dancer and entertainer until she retired to marry Lord Charles Cavendish.
SandSea  2/4/2010
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The German pronunciation is ah-DE-lə.
mafiosa  8/6/2009
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I knew a girl called Adele who pronounced it ah-DEL-ee. Her mother's Italian - don't know whether that makes a difference.
I like this pretty and elegant name, especially with the three-syllable pronunciation.
Jonquil  4/12/2009
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The Italian pronunciation is ah-DEH-leh.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
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Adele Adkins, singer, born 5th May 1988 in London, England.
Emilie007  10/6/2008
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins professionally known as simply 'Adele' is an English soul singer made famous by her hit song 'Chasing Pavements'.
brrryce  7/25/2008
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"Adele" is the name of a 3-act French stage musical. The plot is about a French girl who falls in love with the son of her father's business rival. It was first performed on Broadway on August 28, 1913, with Natalie Alt in the title role. In 1914, a West End production opened up in London.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
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Adele is the Safe-Keeper in the book The Truth-Teller's Tale. Her "mirror twin" sister is Eleda, a Truth-Teller (and narrator of the book).
Luanna  4/5/2008
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-Adele, Ethiopia
-Adele language, a language spoken in eastern Ghana and Togo
-In mathematics, the Adele ring of a number field or function field.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
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A character in the opera "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss.
LMS  7/31/2007
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This sounds good in the European pronunciation, where you enunciate the final "E". But otherwise, it sounds dated and old.
lunalovegood  7/7/2007

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