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Adele meaning and name origin
Adele \a-de-le\ as a girl's name has the meaning "noble kind; noble, soft, tender" and 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): modern use is also a blend of Adele and Linda. See also Ada, Adelie, Akela and Odele.
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.
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Popularity of Adele
Adele is a very popular first name for females (#524 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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