Name: Adelaide

Origin and Meaning of the Name Adelaide

  • Meaning:
    Noble kind; of the noble sort
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ADD eh LADE)
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Miscellaneous Info for Adelaide

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This name was imported to England by Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the wife of William IV of Great Britain. She gave her name to the South Australian city of Adelaide. In contemporary literature of the time, Adelaide was frequently used as a name for upper-class, elegant women.

    St Adelaide of Italy lived in the tenth century. She was heir to the throne of Italy and married Otto the Great, Holy Roman Emperor. She was made a saint on account of her good deeds towards the poor.

    Adelaide of Aquitaine was the wife of French king Hugh Capet, the founder of the Capetian dynasty.

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Popularity Rank of Adelaide (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Adelaide - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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