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What does Adeline mean?

Adeline /ade-line/ [3 sylls.] 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.

Affiliated girl names: Della and Adelinde.

Adeline has 36 more alternative forms via Adela, Adelaide, Adelina, Alena: Adalaide, Adalayde, Adalena, Adalia, Adalie, Adalin, Adde, Addi, Adel, Adela, Adelade, Adelaida, Adelais, Adelajda, Adele, Adelei, Adelheid, Adelia, Adelice, Adelicia, Adelis, Adelita, Adell, Adelle, Adellyna, Adelyn, Adelyna, Adey, Adi, Aide, Alice, Alline, Delle, Edeline, Edelle and Eline.

Kreatif forms: Adelineai, Adelineau, Auadeline. [more]

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. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Adeline for girls. Adeline reached its top position of #171 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #219. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Adeline and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Adeline (#219 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Adaline, Adalyn (#152 in 2014), Adalynn (#128), Addie, Addilyn (#543), Addilynn (#921), Adela, Adelaida, Adelaide (#316), Adele (#764), Adelia, Adelina (#531), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#197), Adelynn (#304), Adilene, Adline, Alena (#617), Alice (#97), Aline, Alline, Della and Lina (#767). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3456%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2863%, down 17.2%), with forms like Adella, Adelle, Adline, Aline and Della falling out of fashion. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Adalynn (#128), Addilyn (#543), Adelaide (#316), Adelina (#531) and Adelynn (#304), with Adelaide and Adelina undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adeline, Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn, Addie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Addilyn, Addilynn, Adela, Adelaida, Adelaide in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adele, Adelia, Adelina, Adell, Adella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adilene, Adline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alice, Aline, Alline, Della, Lina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Adeline is pronounced similarly to Odeline. Other suggested similar baby names are Aceline, Adelie, Adelinda, Ameline and Aveline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adeline.