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What does Adeline mean?

Adeline [ade-li-ne] 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.

Adeline has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Adelian, Atline, ..

(male) Adelias, Adelinon, ..

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)


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

Displayed below is the birth name history of Adeline for girls. Adeline reached its top position of #169 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #219. (2014 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.

Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of Adeline and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Adeline (#219 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Adalene, Adalia, Adalie (#1511 in 2014), Adalina (#1972), Adaline (#1400), Adalyn (#152), Adalynn (#128), Addie (#1184), Addilyn (#543), Addilynn (#921), Adel, Adela (#1288), Adelaida, Adelaide (#316), Adele (#764), Adelia, Adelina (#531), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#197), Adelynn (#304), Adilene (#1002), Adline, Alena (#617), Alice (#97), Aline, Alline, Delina, Della (#1244) and Lina (#767). Adoption of these relations of Adeline was more pronounced among parents 134 years ago (average #1192) and is now much lower (#1223, 65.2%), with forms like Addie becoming less fashionable. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Adalyn, Adalynn, Addilyn, Addilynn, Adelaide, Adelina, Adeline, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adilene 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.