Adele Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is my daughter's name and I LOVE it. Pretty but not weird or popular and hopefully won't be popular.
My name is Adele. I'm 23, and I haven't met too many other Adeles. When I was growing up, I wasn't crazy about my name, but now I love it. It's my mother's middle name, which is nice. I think it's pretty, unique, and I also hope there won't be too many other Adeles!
I'm a 22yo Adele who goes by Addie 50% of the time as well. I had a great aunt Adele as well, and have always loved being uniquely named. :-) Too bad half the world never pronounces it right though! I'm sick of being called "A-deel-ee," "A-deel" and other such names by people who can't figure out the name. Haha!
I only know 2 Adele's, one of which is my mom. No one can seem to spell it right...
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Addy, Dell, Della, Delly, A-Dell -(Southern American pronunciation)
My boyfriend calls me Deli. And my family calls me Deli, Del, and Del pie. All little children in my life call me Del.
Amongst my family, sports teams, and close friends, I go by Addie or Ad most of the time.
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Adele (also spelled Adèle, or Adelle) is a female given name of Germanic origin used in English, French, German, and Italian with a meaning of noble, kind, and tender
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Adele Emeli Sandé (Emeli Sandé), British singer
Adele Astaire, American dancer
Adelaide "Adele" Mara, American actress
Adele Griffin, American author
Adele Georgiana (b. 2009), daughter of American actress Molly Ringwald
Adele, British singer-songwriter
Notable Actors and Actresses:
Adèle Anderson 1952-
Adèle Anderson 1952-
Saint Adele ?-730
Saint Adela of Messines (a.k.a. Adèle) 1009-1079
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"Adele & Simon" juvenile book by Barbara McClintock
"The Story Of Adele H." - A Movie based on the diaries of Adèle Hugo.
Adelle, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Adelle is the little girl Jane is hired to care for and teach; she is the daughter of an inrreputable and dead French chorus girl and likely the illegitimate daughter of Mr. Rochester.)
Adele often seems to be the name of a minor character in movies and books.
The Chief's wife on Grey's Anatomy.