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Meaning and name origin

Adele \a-de-le\ as a girl's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adele is "noble kind; noble, soft, tender". Adele is a variant of Adela (Old German): 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 a variant of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid, via French Adélaïde. Adele is also used as a variant of Adelinde (Old German). See also Ada, Adelie, Akela and Odele.

Adele has 4 variant forms: Adel, Adell, Adelle, Edelle.


Popularity

Adele is a very popular first name for females (#524 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adele for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adele name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adele outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Adele and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adelaide (#316), Ada (#382), Adele (#764), Adela, Adell and Adelle. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Ada, Adele, Adela, Adell, Adelle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ada, Adele outside U.S.


Similar Names

Adele is also pronounced similarly to Adal, Aedelle, Idelle, Odell, Odelle, Odile, Udele, Udelle and Udile. Other suggested similar baby names are Adala, Adalee, Adali, Adalie, Adelei, Adelia, Adella, Adene, Adeola, Adila and Adola. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adele.

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