What does Adeline mean?
Adeline [ade-line] as a girls' name is pronounced ADD-a-line, add-a-LEEN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adeline is "noble". French diminutive of Adela. Used occasionally in England since the early 16th century. See also Adelaide. Opera soprano Adelina Patti (late 19th century) and a well-known song called "Sweet Adeline" gave the name exposure. See also Alena.
Adeline▲ has 29 variants: Adalene, Adalina, Adaline▲, Adallina, Adalyn▲, Adalynn▲, Addie▼, Addilyn▲, Addilynn▲, Adelina▲, Adelind, Adella▼, Adellah, Adelynn▲, Adilene, Adline, Ahdella, Aline▼, Dahlina, Dalina, Daline, Dallina, Delina, Deline, Dellina, Delly, Delyne, Edelie and Lina.
27 more alternative forms via Adela, Adelaide, Adelina, Alena: Adalaide, Adalena, Adalia, Adalie, Adalin, Adel, Adela, Adelade, Adelaida, Adelais, Adele▼, Adelei, Adelia▼, Adelice, Adelicia, Adelis, Adelita, Adell▼, Adelle, Adellyna, Adelyn▲, Adelyna, Alice▼, Alline, Edeline, Edelle and Eline.Creative forms:
(female) Adelian, Atline, ..
(male) Adelias, Adelinon, .. Middle name pairings:
Adeline Rylee (A.R.), ..
How popular is Adeline?
Adeline is a very prominent first name for women (#634 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Adeline reached its top position of #135 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Adeline (#135 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Adalene, Adalia (#1846 in 2015), Adalie (#1502), Adalina (#1621), Adaline (#364), Adalyn (#132), Adalynn (#123), Addie (#1122), Addilyn (#336), Addilynn (#731), Adel, Adela (#1123), Adelaida, Adelaide (#273), Adele (#652), Adelia, Adelina (#545), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#193), Adelynn (#275), Adilene (#1135), Adline, Alena (#596), Alice (#87), Aline, Alline, Delina, Della (#1178) and Lina (#857). Adoption of these relations of Adeline was more pronounced among parents 135 years ago (average #1192) and is now much lower (#1150, ▼56.3%), with forms like Addie becoming less fashionable. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn, Addilyn, Addilynn, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline, Adelyn, Adelynn and Alena.
Adeline▲ is pronounced similarly to Edelynn and Odeline. Other suggested similar names are Abbeline, Abiline, Aceline, Adamine, Adelgise (see Adalgisa), Adelie, Adelinda, Adelisa, Adeliza, Adelma, Adelvice, Ademina, Adene, Adesina, Adine, Aleine, Alexine, Amaline, Amelie▲, Amelina, Ameline, Amelyne, Anelie, Anelise, Angeline▼, Arelie, Arline▼, Asceline, Athelina, Avelina, Aveline, Celine, Emeline, Eveline, Joeline, Madeline, Meline, Noeline, Odelina, Roeline, Seline, Zeline and Zoeline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adeline.See names in meaning and etymology.