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What does Adeline mean?

Adeline Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: noble, england, 16th century, opera, 19th century, sweet (beautiful).


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.

Affiliated girl names: Della and Adelinde.

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, Adeliel, ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adeline name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adeline, Adalene, Adalia, Adalie, Adalina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn, Addie, Addilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Addilynn, Adel, Adela, Adelaida, Adelaide in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adilene, Adline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alice, Aline, Alline, Delina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Della, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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