Adela Name Meaning & Origin

Adela

Pronunciation: ah-DEHL-ə (key)

Origin of the name Adele:

A name that originated as a shortened form of Adelheid and Adelaide (nobility) but is not bestowed as an independent given name. It was borne by the youngest daughter (c. 1062 - 1137) of William the Conqueror. Var: Adela.

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Comments and insights on the name Adela: | Edit

There are a few different prn. of this name: ADD-ella, a-DELL-a, and a-DAY-la.

Personal experiences with the name Adela: | Edit

We named our first daughter Adela in 2009. The reaction is always positive when we tell people her name.

My name is Adela. I was born in 1974. I have always loved my name. It is unique, but not strange like the names people are giving their babies today. When I tell someone my name, I almost am always told what a beautiful name I have. My middle name is Casandra, which goes very nicely with Adela.

Nicknames for Adela: | Edit

Addie, Del

Meanings and history of the name Adela: | Edit

Adela was a Frankish princess, the daughter of King Dagobert II (r. 656-705) and sister of St Irmina. Married to a nobleman, Alberie, she became the foundress of a monastery at Pfazel, near Trèves, France, when her husband died.

Originally a short form of names beginning with the Germanic element adal meaning "noble".

Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France.

This name was also borne by a daughter of William the Conqueror.

Famous real-life people named Adela: | Edit

Adela Noriega, actress
Adela of Normandy (1067-1137), daughter of William the conqueror and Matilda of Flanders
Saint Adela of Messines (1009-1079)
Saint Adela (1067-1137)

Adela in song, story & screen: | Edit

Adela Quested is one of the main characters in E.M. Forster's book A Passage to India.

Adela Bradley is the main character in the Mrs Bradley Mysteries, TV crime series set in the 1920s.

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