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What does Adeline mean?

Adeline Pronunciation of Adeline 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. Also form of Adelinde.


ASSOCIATED WITH noble, england, 16th century, opera, 19th century, sweet (beautiful)


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, Lina


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, Eline



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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 #63 in the U.S. in the year 2016, and is currently at #78. (2018 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?

Prominent varying forms of Adeline (#78 IN 2018) appearing in the Top 2000 are Adalene, Adalia, Adalie (#1451), Adalina (#1452), Adaline (#234), Adalyn (#144), Adalynn (#108), Addie (#1253), Addilyn (#359), Addilynn (#705), Adel, Adela (#1229), Adelaida, Adelaide (#298), Adele (#898), Adelia, Adelina (#543), Adell, Adella, Adelle, Adelyn (#226), Adelynn (#316), Adilene (#1235), Adline, Alena (#736), Alice (#71), Aline, Alline, Delina, Della (#861) and Lina (#760). Adoption of these relations of Adeline was more pronounced among parents 138 years ago (AVERAGE #1192) and is somewhat lower today (#1154, 46.5%), with forms like Adell becoming less fashionable. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Adaline, 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 Adeline, Alice, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Adeline is pronounced similarly to Edelynn and Odeline. Other suggested similar-sounding 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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