What does Adelaide mean?
Adelaide [ade-laide] 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.Creative forms:
(female) Adelaiad, Adlaide, ..
(male) Adealed, Adelaider, .. Middle name pairings:
Adelaide Estrella (A.E.), ..
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. Demographics)
Adelaide entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #207 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #273. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Adelaide (#273 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alice (#87 in 2015), Adalynn (#123), Adalyn (#132), Adeline (#135), Adelyn (#193), Adelynn (#275), Heidi (#343), Ada (#357), Adaline (#364), Adelina (#545), Adele (#652), Addie (#1122), Adela (#1123), Della (#1178), Adalia (#1846), Aline, Lady, Dell, Alline, Adella, Adelaida, Adel, Adelia, Adell, Adelle and Aide. These forms of Adelaide were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (average #1018) and have become much less widespread since (#1138, down 61.5%), with forms such as Adell becoming somewhat outmoded. Alice is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Adalyn has become trendy as well over time.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aceline, Adaire, Adalgise, Adalie, Adelgise (see Adalgisa), Adelie, Adelind, Adelinda, Adelinde, Adelisa, Adelita, Adeliza, Adellyta (see Alida), Adelvice, Adelyta (see Alida), Adlai, Adline, Alaida, Alaine, Allaine, Allaire, Amelida, Amelie▲, Ameline, Anelie, Anelise, Arelie, Aveline, Delaine, Edelie, Helaine, Madelaine, Melaine, Odeline, Raelaine, Trelaine and Zenaide. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adelaide.See names in meaning and etymology.