What does Adele mean?
Adele /ad-ele/ as a girls' name. Adele's name origin is Old German, and the name Adele means "noble kind; noble, soft, tender". Adele is a version of Adela (Old German): Latinate variation of Adele. Adele is also a derivative of Adelaide (Old German): from adal heid. Adele is also used as a derivative of Adelinde (Old German). See also Ada, Adelie, Akela and Odele.
Adele▼ has 38 more alternative forms via Adela, Adelaide, Adelinde: Ada▲, Adalena, Adalia, Adalie, Adalin, Adaline▼, Adalyn▲, Addala, Adde, Addey, Addi, Addie▼, Addy, Adelade, Adelais, Adelei, Adelheid, Adelia▼, Adelice, Adelina▲, Adeline▲, Adelis, Adelita, Adella▼, Adellah, Adelyn▲, Adelynn▲, Adey, Adi, Ado, Ady, Aide, Alice▲, Aline▼, Del, Dell▼, Delle and Edeline.Kreatif forms: Adete, Adile. [more]
How popular is Adele?
Adele is a very popular first name for women (#524 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Adele for girls. Adele reached its top rank of #200 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is currently at #764. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Adele and corresponding names. Ada (#382 in 2014), Adaline, Adalyn (#152), Addie, Adela, Adelaide (#316), Adelia, Adelina (#531), Adeline (#219), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#197), Adelynn (#304), Alice (#97), Aline and Dell are the popular variation forms of Adele (#764 in 2014). Adoption of these forms of Adele was well-received among parents during the years 1880-1889 (median #533) and is somewhat less today (#664, 28% less), with forms like Adell, Adella, Adelle, Aline and Dell falling out of fashion. Ada, Adalyn, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline, Adelyn, Adelynn and Alice, with Ada, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline and Alice going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Adele▼ is pronounced similarly to Adal, Addal, Aedelle, Idelle, Odell▼, Odelle, Odile, Udele, Udelle, Udile and Yudelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Adala, Adalee, Adali, Adelma, Adena, Adene, Adeola, Adila, Adine, Adley, Adola, Aidee, Alle, Amelie▲, Andee, Angele, Angle, Apple, Ardelle, Arelie, Arete, Audene, Cele, Chele and Noele. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adele.