What does Adele mean?
Adele [adele] as a girls' name is an Old German name, 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.Creative forms:
(female) Adiele, Azele, ..
(male) Adlay, .. Middle name pairings:
Adele Samantha (A.S.), ..
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)
Adele reached its top rank of #202 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #652. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Ada (#357 in 2015), Adalia (#1846), Adalie (#1502), Adaline (#364), Adalyn (#132), Addie (#1122), Adel, Adela (#1123), Adelaide (#273), Adelia, Adelina (#545), Adeline (#135), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#193), Adelynn (#275), Aide, Alice (#87), Aline and Dell are the popular variation forms of Adele (#652 in 2015). Usage of these forms of Adele was well-received among parents 135 years ago (median #943) and has become much reduced since (#1118, 66% less usage), with forms like Ada becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Adaline, Adalyn, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline, Adelyn and Adelynn.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.