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Adela meaning and name origin
Adela \a-de-la\ as a girl's name is pronounced a-DELL-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adela is "noble". Latinate form of Adele, which is from the French Adèle, an ancient name popular in medieval Europe because of the fame of a seventh-century saint, a daughter of the Frankish king Dagobert II. Also the name of William the Conqueror's youngest daughter (11th century). The name died out in England in the later Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century, being the name of a character in Johann Strauss's opera "Die Fledermaus". It was also made popular in the 1930s as the name of a character in the novels of Dornford Yates. See also Adelaide and Adeline. Nutritionist Adelle Davic; writer Adela Rogers St. John.
Adela has 10 variant forms: Adalia, Adalie, Adele, Adelia, Adelita, Adell, Adella, Adellah, Adelle and Edelle.
For more information, see also related names Adelisa, Della and Alida.
Baby names that sound like Adela are Adala, Adel, Adeola, Adola, Adila and Odela.
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Popularity of Adela
Adela is a very popular first name for women (#723 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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