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What does Adelaide mean?

Adelaide Pronunciation of Adelaide as a girls' name is pronounced AD-a-layd. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Adelaide is "noble kind". From adal heid, via French Ad�la�de. First popular in England after the reign (1830-37) of William IV and Queen Adelaide. She was a German princess who accepted the young prince after he'd been turned down by seven other noble ladies. The city of Adelaide, Australia, founded in 1836, was named for her.


ASSOCIATED WITH noble, kind (gracious), england, queen, young


VARIANTS Ada, Adalaide, Adalayde, Adalena, Adalheid, Adalin, Adaline, Adalyn, Adalynn, Addala, Addalla, Adde, Addey, Addi, Addie, Addy, Adel, Adela, Adelade, Adelaida, Adelais, Adelajda, Adele, Adelei, Adelheid, Adelia, Adelice, Adelicia, Adelina, Adeline, Adelis, Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adey, Adi, Ado, Ady, Aide, Alice, Aline, Aliosha, Alline, Alyosha, Del, Dell, Della, Delle, Delli, Delly, Edeline, Eline, Elke, Heidi, Lady, Laidey




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How popular is Adelaide?

Adelaide is a very popular first name for females (#1020 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Adelaide entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #207 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #298. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Adelaide (#298 IN 2018) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alice (#71), Adeline (#78), Adalynn (#108), Adalyn (#144), Adelyn (#226), Adaline (#234), Ada (#251), Adelynn (#316), Heidi (#351), Adelina (#543), Della (#861), Adele (#898), Adela (#1229), Addie (#1253), Dell, Alline, Aline, Adel, Aide, Adelaida, Adelle, Adella, Adell, Adalia, Adelia and Lady. These forms of Adelaide were at the apex of their popularity in the 1880s (AVERAGE #1018) and have become much less widespread since (#1143, DOWN 58.4%), with forms such as Heidi becoming somewhat outmoded. Alice is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Adalynn has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Ada, Adalia, Adaline, Adalyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adalynn, Addie, Adel, Adela, Adelaida in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adella, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Aide in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alice, Aline, Alline, Dell, Della in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Heidi, Lady in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ada, Adeline, Alice, Heidi outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aceline, Adaire, Adalgise, Adalie, Adelgise (see Adalgisa), Adelie, Adelind, Adelinda, Adelinde, Adelisa, Adelita, Adeliza, Adellyta (see Alida), Adelvice, Adelyta (see Alida), Adlai, Adline, Alaida, Alaine, Allaine, Allaire, Amelida, Amelie, Ameline, Anelie, Anelise, Arelie, Aveline, Delaine, Edelie, Helaine, Madelaine, Melaine, Odeline, Raelaine, Trelaine and Zenaide. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adelaide.

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