Adele Name Meaning & Origin

Adele

Pronunciation: ah-DEHL (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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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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Meanings and history of the name Adele

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

Form of ADÈLE.

Famous real-life people named Adele

Adele Emeli Sandé (Emeli Sandé), British singer
Adele Astaire, American dancer
Adelaide "Adele" Mara, American actress
Adele Griffin, American author
Adele Georgiana Gianopoulos (b. 2009), daughter of American actress, singer, and author Molly Ringwald
Adele, British singer-songwriter

Notable Actors and Actresses:
Adèle Anderson 1952-

Notable Musicians:
Adèle Anderson 1952-

Saints:
Saint Adele ?-730
Saint Adela of Messines (a.k.a. Adèle) 1009-1079

Adele in song, story & screen

"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.

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