What does Adelaide mean?
Adelaide /ade-lai-de/ as a girls' 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 58 variants: Ada▲, Adalaide, Adalayde, Adalena, Adalheid, Adalin, Adaline▼, Adalyn▲, Adalynn▲, 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.
Related girl name: Adalia.Kreatif forms: Adelaiada, Adelde. [more]
How popular is Adelaide?
Adelaide is a very popular first name for females (#1020 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Adelaide for girls. Adelaide entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #207 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #316. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Adelaide (#316 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Alice (#97 2 years ago), Adalynn (#128), Adalyn (#152), Adelyn (#197), Adeline (#219), Adelynn (#304), Heidi (#347), Ada (#382), Adelina (#531), Adele (#764), Adaline, Aline, Dell, Della, Alline, Adella, Adelia, Adelaida, Adell, Adela, Adelle and Addie. These forms of Adelaide were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #594) and are almost as popular today (#671, down 18.9%). Alice is more ubiquitous than the rest, while Adelynn has become trendy as well over time, and Aline is no longer trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Adelaide and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)