Adelaide - girls name

Adelaide name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Adelaide name meaning:

The name Adelaide is of German origin and holds a significant meaning. It is derived from the Germanic elements "adal," which means noble, and "heid," which means kind or type. Therefore, the name Adelaide can be interpreted as "noble and kind." This name conveys a sense of elegance, grace, and compassion.

Adelaide is a name that exudes sophistication and charm. It has been used throughout history and is associated with strong and influential women. The name gained popularity in England during the 19th century, thanks to Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV. Queen Adelaide was known for her gracefulness and benevolence, which further solidified the name's meaning.

In contemporary usage, Adelaide is a beloved name that parents choose for their daughters. It carries a timeless quality and reflects the desire for their child to embody nobility and kindness. The name Adelaide is a beautiful choice for any girl, symbolizing not only her potential for greatness but also her innate compassion towards others.

Origin: German

Noble and of kind spirit.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Adelaide , Addie , Adelajda, Adelle, Ady

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 380 out of 5581

120 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Adelaide

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