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Meaning and name origin
Adelaide \a-delai-de, ad(e)-laide\ as a girl's name is pronounced AD-a-layd. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adelaide is "noble kind". From adal heid, via French Adélaïde. First popular in England after the reign (1830-37) of William IV and Queen Adelaide. She was a German princess who accepted the young prince after he'd been turned down by seven other noble ladies. The city of Adelaide, Australia, founded in 1836, was named for her.
Adelaide has 57 variant forms: Ada, Adalaide, Adalayde, Adalena, Adalheid, Adalin, Adaline, Adalyn, Addala, Addalla, Adde, Addey, Addi, Addie, Addy, Adel, Adela, Adelade, Adelaida, Adelais, Adelajda, Adele, Adelei, Adelheid, Adelia, Adelice, Adelicia, Adelina, Adeline, Adelis, Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adey, Adi, Ado, Ady, Aide, Alice, Aline, Aliosha, Alline, Alyosha, Del, Dell, Della, Delle, Delli, Delly, Edeline, Eline, Elke, Heidi, Lady and Laidey.
For more information, see also the related girl name Adalia.
Adelaide is a very popular first name for females (#1020 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adelaide for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Adelaide and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ada, Adaline, Adalyn, Addie, Adela, Adelaida, Adelaide, Adele, Adelia, Adelina, Adeline, Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Alice, Aline, Alline, Dell, Della and Heidi. (2015 statistics).
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