Adela: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Adela
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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There are a few different prn. of this name: ADD-ella, a-DELL-a, and a-DAY-la.
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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.
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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.
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Adela Noriega, actress
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Adela Quested is one of the main characters in E.M. Forster's book A Passage to India.