Adelaide

First Name
26k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Adelaide mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Adelaide

"Adelaide" is a name of German origin, and it means "Of a noble kin". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The state capital of South Australia
Wiktionary

Borrowed from the French form of Old High German Adalheidis (from adal (“noble”) + -heit (“nature, character”)); cognate with Alice.

  1. A female given name
  2. The state capital of South Australia, named for Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.
  3. A river in Northern Territory, Australia, known for its large population of saltwater crocodiles.

Adelaide was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Adelaide

Adelaide Kane is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2007. Adelaide was born on August 9th, 1990 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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Gail Zappa was a trustee of zappa family trust and trustee of zappa family trust (2002–2015). Gail was given the name Adelaide Gail Sloatman on January 1st, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. She breathed her last breath on October 7th, 2015.

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Adelaide Clemens is an actress. She was most active from 2006 to present. Adelaide was born on November 30th, 1989 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline was royalty. Her career lasted from 1830 to 1837. Adelaide was born as the child of Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Princess Louise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on August 13th, 1792 in Meiningen. She died on December 2nd, 1849.

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Adelaide Hall was a jazz, swing, traditional pop, spirituals, musical theatre, swing music, traditional pop music, and spiritual (music) musician. She plays ukulele, acoustic guitar, and Vocals. She was most active from 1921 to 1993. Adelaide was given the name Adelaide Louise Hall on October 20th, 1901. She breathed her last breath on November 7th, 1993.

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Adelaide of Aquitaine is royalty. She holds the title Queen consort of the Franks and List of Frankish queens. Her career lasted from 987 to 996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adelaide

Princess Mary Adelaide was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Teck. Princess was born as the child of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel on November 27th, 1833 in Kingdom of Hanover. She passed away on October 27th, 1897.

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Marie Adélaïde was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Louvois. Marie was born as the child of Louis XV of France and Marie Leszczyńska on March 23rd, 1732 in Palace of Versailles. She passed away on February 27th, 1800.

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Princess Victoria Adelaide was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Princess was born as the child of Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg on December 31st, 1885 in Grünholz, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia. She died on October 3rd, 1970.

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She left this life in 1120.

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Princess Marie Adélaïde was royalty. She holds the title Dauphine of France. Princess was born as the child of Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia and Anne Marie d'Orléans on December 6th, 1685 in Royal Palace of Turin. She breathed her last breath on February 12th, 1712.

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She holds the title Princess Helena Adelaide of Denmark. Princess was born as the child of Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg on June 1st, 1888 in Grünholz, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia. She died on June 30th, 1962.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 65 65 0
1881 62 62 0
1882 74 74 0
1883 85 85 0
1884 98 98 0
1885 94 94 0
1886 94 94 0
1887 104 104 0
1888 98 98 0
1889 105 105 0
1890 102 102 0
1891 119 119 0
1892 112 112 0
1893 144 144 0
1894 136 136 0
1895 142 142 0
1896 130 130 0
1897 142 142 0
1898 148 148 0
1899 144 144 0
1900 183 183 0
1901 147 147 0
1902 151 151 0
1903 144 144 0
1904 123 123 0
1905 130 130 0
1906 154 154 0
1907 150 150 0
1908 167 167 0
1909 198 198 0
1910 206 206 0
1911 223 223 0
1912 299 299 0
1913 321 321 0
1914 396 396 0
1915 502 502 0
1916 449 449 0
1917 537 537 0
1918 486 486 0
1919 489 489 0
1920 471 471 0
1921 437 437 0
1922 414 414 0
1923 368 368 0
1924 330 330 0
1925 308 308 0
1926 275 275 0
1927 281 281 0
1928 240 240 0
1929 220 220 0
1930 209 209 0
1931 148 148 0
1932 130 130 0
1933 118 118 0
1934 139 139 0
1935 102 102 0
1936 128 128 0
1937 110 110 0
1938 117 117 0
1939 97 97 0
1940 110 110 0
1941 111 111 0
1942 95 95 0
1943 113 113 0
1944 75 75 0
1945 67 67 0
1946 66 66 0
1947 80 80 0
1948 84 84 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 64 64 0
1951 58 58 0
1952 57 57 0
1953 53 53 0
1954 55 55 0
1955 44 44 0
1956 49 49 0
1957 46 46 0
1958 33 33 0
1959 39 39 0
1960 36 36 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 32 32 0
1963 26 26 0
1964 23 23 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 20 20 0
1967 26 26 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 16 16 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 17 17 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 23 23 0
1978 23 23 0
1979 26 26 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 18 18 0
1982 25 25 0
1983 34 34 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 30 30 0
1986 31 31 0
1987 34 34 0
1988 39 39 0
1989 29 29 0
1990 41 41 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 49 49 0
1993 55 55 0
1994 76 76 0
1995 62 62 0
1996 81 81 0
1997 91 91 0
1998 106 106 0
1999 115 115 0
2000 133 133 0
2001 166 166 0
2002 174 174 0
2003 167 167 0
2004 211 211 0
2005 278 278 0
2006 285 285 0
2007 410 410 0
2008 558 558 0
2009 535 535 0
2010 711 711 0
2011 775 775 0
2012 919 919 0
2013 1,016 1,016 0
2014 1,050 1,050 0
2015 1,159 1,159 0
2016 1,237 1,237 0
2017 1,155 1,155 0

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Popularity of Adelaide as a first name

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Common last names for Adelaide

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Murphy
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Sullivan
  • Martin
  • Thomas

Fun Facts about the name Adelaide

  • What name lists does Adelaide rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Adelaide? Adelaide is the 1,487th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adelaide have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,017 babies born with the first name Adelaide in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adelaide to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adelaide? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 65 new born babies.
  • When was Adelaide first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adelaide is Saturday, May 18th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Adelaide born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adelaide was in 2016 with a total of 1,237 babies. That's a lot of babies named Adelaide!
  • Random Adelaide Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adelaide ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 11 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Adelaide: Your name in reverse order is Edialeda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeddaeil. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.