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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adel

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  • A user from Kuwait says the name Adel is of Arabic origin and means "Fair Just from justice As in fair judgment.".
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Wiktionary

From Germanic *aþalaz.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name; a rare variant of Adele.
  3. An English surname.

Adel was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Adel

Adel Taarabt is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica B, RC Lens, Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Fulham F.C., A.C. Milan, and Morocco national football team. Adel was born on May 24th, 1989 in Fes, Morocco.

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Adel al-Jubeir is a Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia). Adel was born on February 1st, 1962 in Al Majma'ah.

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Adel Imam is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Adel was given the name Adel Mohammed Imam on May 17th, 1940 in Mansoura, Egypt.

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Future the Prince is a hip hop music, rhythm, and blues record producer and manager. Future was given the name Adel Nur .

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Adel Tawil is a pop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Adel was born Adel Tawil on August 15th, 1978 in Germany.

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Adel Abdessemed is a in the field of contemporary art. Adel was born on March 2nd, 1971 in Constantine, Algeria.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adel

Sharon den Adel is a symphonic metal and symphonic rock singer-songwriter and fashion design. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Sharon was given the name Sharon Janny den Adel on July 12th, 1974. Sharon is also known as Sharon den Adel.

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Deng Adel is an athlete for the Louisville Cardinals and Louisville Cardinals men's basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Deng was born on February 1st, 1996 in Sudan.

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Ahmed Adel is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC and Egypt national football team. Ahmed was born on April 10th, 1987 in Cairo.

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Hany was born in 1976.

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ZeeZee Adel is a world music and arabic music singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2005. ZeeZee was born on October 26th, 1987.

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How popular is the baby name Adel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 5 5 0
1893 5 5 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 5 5 0
1898 10 10 0
1900 8 8 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 10 10 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 9 9 0
1910 10 10 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 15 15 0
1914 20 15 5
1915 20 20 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 32 27 5
1919 18 18 0
1920 27 21 6
1921 26 26 0
1922 23 23 0
1923 25 25 0
1924 15 15 0
1925 22 22 0
1926 20 20 0
1927 20 20 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 23 17 6
1931 11 11 0
1932 12 7 5
1933 9 9 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 13 13 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 11 6 5
1945 9 9 0
1946 14 14 0
1947 11 11 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 8 8 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 8 8 0
1952 13 13 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 13 13 0
1956 14 14 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 14 14 0
1962 14 7 7
1964 15 10 5
1965 12 12 0
1966 5 0 5
1968 6 6 0
1969 17 10 7
1970 7 7 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 7 7 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 12 5 7
1975 19 11 8
1976 18 11 7
1977 7 7 0
1978 14 8 6
1979 24 9 15
1980 22 11 11
1981 16 5 11
1982 13 6 7
1983 25 11 14
1984 35 12 23
1985 22 7 15
1986 18 9 9
1987 31 10 21
1988 18 0 18
1989 26 6 20
1990 19 0 19
1991 26 0 26
1992 41 6 35
1993 39 7 32
1994 29 5 24
1995 36 6 30
1996 35 10 25
1997 44 11 33
1998 41 11 30
1999 29 0 29
2000 37 6 31
2001 45 11 34
2002 47 9 38
2003 46 12 34
2004 50 13 37
2005 50 9 41
2006 65 14 51
2007 63 11 52
2008 57 17 40
2009 59 25 34
2010 49 9 40
2011 57 17 40
2012 63 24 39
2013 43 14 29
2014 65 23 42
2015 65 24 41
2016 56 17 39
2017 53 14 39

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Popularity of Adel as a first name

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Popularity of Adel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adel U.S.
  White 70.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adel

People with the last name Adel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Adel

  • How Popular is the name Adel? Adel is the 5,800th most popular name of all time. As a last name Adel was the 38,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,547 babies born with the first name Adel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adel to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adel is Saturday, September 30th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Adel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adel was in 2007 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Adel Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adel is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Adel: Your name in reverse order is Leda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dale. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 571 people with the last name Adel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adel as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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