Adeline Name Meaning & Origin

Adeline

Pronunciation: A-də-liyn (key)

Origin of the name Adeline:

A diminutive of Adele, Adeline is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Adeline: | Edit

I LOVE this name, although I prefer the spelling "Adaline." So pretty and classic, yet uncommon!

ADELINE, ADILENE, DANIELE, DELAINE, and DELANIE are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Adeline: | Edit

My daughter is Adeline and we get tons of compliments on her name! Everyone loves that it's a sweet, classic name that's familiar but uncommon. She loves that the song "Sweet Adeline" is "about her" :-)

My friend's name is Adelne and I call her Adds or Della.

Nicknames for Adeline: | Edit

Addie, Addy, Ada, Adele, Adela, Del, Della, Lin, Linny, Lina

Meanings and history of the name Adeline: | Edit

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

Diminutive of ADÈLE

Famous real-life people named Adeline: | Edit

Author Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen.
Saint Adela was a 7th-century Frankish princess who founded a monastery at Pfazel in France.
A daughter of William the Conqueror.

Saints:
Saint Adelina (a.k.a. Adeline) ?-1125

Adeline in song, story & screen: | Edit

The song "Sweet Adeline" was popular with barbershop quartets in the early 20th century.
Indie artist Elliott Smith's album XO included an unrelated song titled "Sweet Adeline."
Pop group Weezer has a song titled "Sweet Adeline (My Evaline)."
Adeline was the family matriarch in "The Whiteoaks of Jalna", a series of books.
Adeline Records, a record label owned by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.
"Oh Adeline" is a song by Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers.
Adeline is the protagonist of Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel "The Romance of the Forest."

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