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Meaning of Adelaide

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The name Adelaide has the following meaning:

Means "Noble or Nobility" in German. The name gained much visibility during the reign of German Princess Adelaide as the Queen of England, alongside King William IV. The city of Adelaide in Australia was named after her.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Adelaide is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Adelaide in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Adelaide is pronounced as eh-duh-layd


Adelaide originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Adelaide and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Adelaide: Boys - Godfrey, Helmer, Hilliard, Orland, Pershing, Werner, Willam, Girls - Etta, Giselle, Henrietta, Lana, Leoda, Leona, Mina, Both genders - Alice, Ballard, Bertha, Charles, Emerson, Emma


Popular Variants for the name Adelaide: Ada (English), Adalaid, Adalayde, Addala, Addie (English), Adela, Adelaid, Adelayde, Adele, Adelei, Adelicia, Adelina, Adeline, Adelis, Ailis (Irish), Alida (Hungarian)


Common nicknames for the name Adelaide are: Ade, Addie


We think the name Adelaide should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Adelaide to be: A noble, kind and peace-loving person

In one word, you might describe Adelaide as a(n) "regal" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Adelaide (or its variants) are:

Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia; Queen Ade, born on 13 August, a famous noble. Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia; Queen Ade's background: Born in 1792 as Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She eventually married Prince William, the Duke of Clarence and therefore claimed the title 'Duchess of Clarence'. Subsequently when Prince William acceded to the throne, she was named Queen Consort, and was known as Queen Adelaide. The Australian city was also named after her. Beloved by her people for her kindness, modesty, piety and many other qualities, she was also pitied for her tragic inability to have a child. She gave generously to the poor and needy, and was every inch a kind-hearted Queen in the hearts of the people of England.

St. Adelaide, born on 16 December, a famous saint. St. Adelaide's background: Born in 931, St. Adelaide was the daughter of Rudolph of Burgundy. She was best known for her modesty, humility and peaceful nature. She had constantly devoted herself to the service of the church and peace. As a child she was betrothed to the heir of King Hugh of Italy, Lothair of Provence. At the age of sixteen she married Lothair, and they had a daugter, Emma, from their marriage. Lothair's successor, Berengar, imprisoned herfor refusing to marry his son, but after four months' confinement she escaped in August 951. That year the German Emperor Otto appeared in Italy and proposed to marry her - a proposal which she accepted. Many believe that it was Adelaide's influence which led to Otto's policy of closely collaborating with the church. In fact, Otto and Adelaide received the imperial crown from John XII.

When Otto was succeeded by their son Otto II, Adelaide for some years exercised a powerful influence. Although she was later driven from court by her daughter-in-law, Theo
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