Adelphia 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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Either a short form of Philadelphia or else from the name of a district in London ("the site of a popular theater c.1882-1900, which gave its name to a style of performance"), which derives from the same Greek source: adelphos "brother" (literally "from the same womb", from the copulative prefix a- "together with" and delphys "womb").
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