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Adelaide Meaning


What does Adelaide mean?

The name Adelaide is of German origin.

The meaning of Adelaide is "noble kind".

Adelaide is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-de-laide.

The Given Name Adelaide

The name Adelaide is derived from the Germanic elements adel meaning "nobel" and heid meaning "kind or sort".

The name was borne by the wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great in the 10th century. It was also the name of the German born wife of the King of England, William IV, where the name became popular in the 19th century. The Australian city of Adelaide is named in her honor.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Adelaide of Italy.

Adelaide Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 298 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,111 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 276 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,160 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Adelaide has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Adelaide Name Popularity Page.

Adelaide Related Names

Adelaide is a form of Adelheid.

The names Adalene, Adelaida, Adelaido, Adelais, Adelajda, Adelind, Adelinda, Adelinde, Adeline, Adelino, Adellyna, Adellyta, Adelonda, Adelyn, Adelyna, Adelynn, Adelyta, Alalade, Aleid, Aleida, Aleit, Aleydis, Alice are all forms of Adelaide.

Adelaide has the diminutives (nicknames) Ada, Addie, Addy, Adela, Adele, Ady, Lady.

Famous Adelaides

  • Adelaide ~ Saint
  • Adelaide of Italy ~ Saint

Adelaide Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Adelaide.

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Adelaide Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Adelaide in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Adelaide.

Just for fun, see the name Adelaide in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Adelaide in Nautical Flags page.