Adela 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.
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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.
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
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
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.