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What does Adele mean?

Adele \a-de-le\ as a girls' name. Adele's name origin is Old German, and the name Adele means "noble kind; noble, soft, tender". Adele is a derivative of Adela (Old German): Latinate form 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 4 variants: Adel, Adell, Adelle and Edelle.

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.


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. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #764. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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 girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4665%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3354%, down 28.1%), with forms like Adell, Adella, Adelle, Aline and Dell falling out of fashion. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Adalyn (#152), Adelaide (#316), Adelina (#531), Adelyn (#197) and Adelynn (#304), with Adelaide and Adelina going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ada, Adaline, Adalyn, Addie, Adela, Adelaide, Adele, Adelia, Adelina, Adeline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Alice, Aline, Dell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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