Pronounced Pron. ED-ə-lien(German, English) ed-ə-LEEN(German, English) ED-ə-lin(German, English) ED-ə-LIEN(French) ED-ə-LEEN(French) ED-ə-LIN(French) [key]
Other Forms FormsEdela, Edeleen
Cognate of ADELINE. It was borne by Edeline Thweng, a 14th-century heiress of Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire, England. Allegedly it was not popular as an English name before 1830, until then primarily German and French in usage. The Edeline Islands of Western Australia are named for Lady Edeline Sackville-West (1870–1918), the wife of Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland.