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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.

Associated with: noble, kind (gracious), soft (gentle)


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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Adiele, Azele, ..

(male) Adelean, Adlay, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Adele for girls. Adele reached its top rank of #202 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #764. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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), Adalia, Adalie (#1511), Adaline (#1400), Adalyn (#152), Addie (#1184), Adel, Adela (#1288), Adelaide (#316), Adelia, Adelina (#531), Adeline (#219), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#197), Adelynn (#304), Aide, Alice (#97), Aline and Dell are the popular variation forms of Adele (#764 in 2014). Usage of these forms of Adele was well-received among parents 134 years ago (median #943) and has become much reduced since (#1197, 74% less usage), with forms like Ada becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Adalyn, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline, Adelyn and Adelynn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adele, Ada, Adalia, Adalie, Adaline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adalyn, Addie, Adel, Adela, Adelaide in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelia, Adelina, Adeline, Adell, Adella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Aide, Alice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aline, Dell in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Adele is pronounced similarly to Adal, Addal, Aedelle, Idelle, Odell, Odelle, Odile, Udele, Udelle, Udile and Yudelle. Other suggested similar names are Abelle, Adala, Adalee, Adali, Adare, Ade, Adeen, Adelfa, Adelma, Aden, Adena, Adene, Adeola, Adie, Adila, Adine, Adley, Adola, Adore, Adrie, Aidee, Aldene, Alene, Alle, Amee, Amel, Amelie, Andee, Andere, Anela, Anelie, Angele, Angle, Apple, Ardell, Ardelle, Ardene, Arela, Areli, Arelie, Arelle, Arely, Arene, Arete, Ariele, Asela, Ashle, Audene, Axelle, Cele, Chele, Fidele, Noele, Peele and Zele. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adele.