Adela

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adela

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  • A submission from Arizona, United States says the name Adela means "Tough" and is of English origin.
  • A user from Albania says the name Adela is of Unknown origin and means "Name of a god".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Adela means "Noble woman" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary

Latinate form of French Adèle, short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the Proto-Germanic root *aþalaz (“noble”). Compare Old English æþel.

  1. A female given name.

Adela was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Slovak, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Adela

Adela of Normandy is royalty. She was most prominent from 1089 to 1102. Adela was born as the child of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders in Normandy.

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Adela Noriega is an actress. Adela was given the name Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez on October 24th, 1969 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Christian Bach is an actress and producer. Christian was given the name Adela Christian Bach Bottino on May 9th, 1959 in Buenos Aires.

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Adela Rogers St. Johns was a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She was most prominent from 1912 to 1912. Adela was given the name Adela Nora Rogers by her parent Earl Rogers on May 20th, 1894 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on August 10th, 1988.

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Adela Walsh was a politician. Adela was given the name Adela Constantia Mary Pankhurst on June 19th, 1885 in Chorlton-on-Medlock. She died on May 23rd, 1961.

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Adela of Champagne is royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1164 to 1180.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adela

Lady was born in 1847. She left this life in 1924.

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Jean-Paul Adela is a soccer player for the La Passe FC and Seychelles national football team. Jean-Paul was born on March 28th, 1987 in Seychelles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 17 17 0
1883 15 15 0
1884 11 11 0
1885 13 13 0
1886 8 8 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 21 21 0
1889 29 29 0
1890 23 23 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 23 23 0
1893 32 32 0
1894 35 35 0
1895 34 34 0
1896 28 28 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 39 39 0
1899 36 36 0
1900 38 38 0
1901 35 35 0
1902 33 33 0
1903 28 28 0
1904 41 41 0
1905 36 36 0
1906 44 44 0
1907 38 38 0
1908 35 35 0
1909 49 49 0
1910 55 55 0
1911 63 63 0
1912 65 65 0
1913 61 61 0
1914 74 74 0
1915 116 116 0
1916 154 154 0
1917 138 138 0
1918 163 163 0
1919 151 151 0
1920 161 161 0
1921 157 157 0
1922 120 120 0
1923 121 121 0
1924 130 130 0
1925 113 113 0
1926 111 111 0
1927 118 118 0
1928 110 110 0
1929 105 105 0
1930 110 110 0
1931 81 81 0
1932 101 101 0
1933 78 78 0
1934 68 68 0
1935 86 86 0
1936 71 71 0
1937 57 57 0
1938 75 75 0
1939 78 78 0
1940 83 83 0
1941 90 90 0
1942 95 95 0
1943 71 71 0
1944 100 100 0
1945 110 110 0
1946 122 122 0
1947 119 119 0
1948 142 142 0
1949 111 111 0
1950 122 122 0
1951 125 125 0
1952 106 106 0
1953 129 129 0
1954 120 120 0
1955 121 121 0
1956 127 127 0
1957 121 121 0
1958 105 105 0
1959 105 105 0
1960 111 111 0
1961 100 100 0
1962 108 108 0
1963 109 109 0
1964 99 99 0
1965 91 91 0
1966 79 79 0
1967 64 64 0
1968 70 70 0
1969 72 72 0
1970 94 94 0
1971 76 76 0
1972 72 72 0
1973 78 78 0
1974 85 85 0
1975 70 70 0
1976 80 80 0
1977 74 74 0
1978 76 76 0
1979 86 86 0
1980 77 77 0
1981 81 81 0
1982 63 63 0
1983 69 69 0
1984 63 63 0
1985 62 62 0
1986 75 75 0
1987 72 72 0
1988 57 57 0
1989 85 85 0
1990 93 93 0
1991 105 105 0
1992 85 85 0
1993 97 97 0
1994 107 107 0
1995 97 97 0
1996 95 95 0
1997 107 107 0
1998 152 152 0
1999 112 112 0
2000 126 126 0
2001 119 119 0
2002 135 135 0
2003 119 119 0
2004 120 120 0
2005 149 149 0
2006 141 141 0
2007 143 143 0
2008 150 150 0
2009 165 165 0
2010 128 128 0
2011 152 152 0
2012 210 210 0
2013 208 208 0
2014 184 184 0
2015 227 227 0
2016 202 202 0
2017 184 184 0

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Popularity of Adela as a first name

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Common last names for Adela

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Ramirez
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  • Perez
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Fun Facts about the name Adela

  • How Popular is the name Adela? Adela is the 2,212th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,456 babies born with the first name Adela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adela to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Adela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adela is Tuesday, March 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Adela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adela was in 2015 with a total of 227 babies.
  • Random Adela Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adela ranks 56th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 8 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Adela: Your name in reverse order is Aleda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aadel. How do you pronounce that?

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