Adele

First Name
40k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
107
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Adele mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Adele

"Adele" is a name of German origin, and it means "Noble, Kind". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Borrowing from French Adèle, equivalent of Adela, from a Germanic root meaning “noble”. Compare athel, German edel, Old English æþele.

  1. A female given name.

    Adele was also found in the following language(s): German and Italian

    Notable Persons Named Adele

    Adele is a singer and songwriter. Adele was given the name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5th, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England.

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    Emeli Sandé is a contemporary r&b and soul music musician. She was most active from 2008 to present. Emeli was given the name Adele Emily Sandé on March 10th, 1987 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

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    Adèle Exarchopoulos is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to present. Adèle was born on November 22nd, 1993 in Paris, France.

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    Adele Astaire was a dance, entertainment, dancer, and entertainer. Adele was born on September 10th, 1896 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. She passed away on January 25th, 1981.

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    Adèle Haenel is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Adèle was born on January 1st, 1989 in Paris, France.

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    Carolyn Craig was an actress. Carolyn was given the name Adele Ruth Crago on October 27th, 1934 in Long Island, New York, USA. Carolyn is also known as Craig and Carolyn. She breathed her last breath on December 12th, 1970.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Adele

    Adele is a singer and songwriter. Adele was given the name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5th, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 41 41 0
    1881 43 43 0
    1882 64 64 0
    1883 68 68 0
    1884 71 71 0
    1885 71 71 0
    1886 79 79 0
    1887 80 80 0
    1888 116 116 0
    1889 115 115 0
    1890 133 133 0
    1891 113 113 0
    1892 123 123 0
    1893 144 144 0
    1894 151 151 0
    1895 166 166 0
    1896 152 152 0
    1897 187 187 0
    1898 165 165 0
    1899 164 164 0
    1900 186 186 0
    1901 157 157 0
    1902 172 172 0
    1903 164 164 0
    1904 163 163 0
    1905 200 200 0
    1906 199 199 0
    1907 191 191 0
    1908 197 192 5
    1909 257 257 0
    1910 288 288 0
    1911 298 298 0
    1912 418 418 0
    1913 492 492 0
    1914 709 709 0
    1915 897 897 0
    1916 902 902 0
    1917 960 960 0
    1918 1,036 1,030 6
    1919 886 886 0
    1920 944 944 0
    1921 890 890 0
    1922 900 900 0
    1923 789 789 0
    1924 812 812 0
    1925 738 738 0
    1926 682 682 0
    1927 714 714 0
    1928 636 636 0
    1929 554 554 0
    1930 559 559 0
    1931 499 499 0
    1932 487 487 0
    1933 362 362 0
    1934 396 396 0
    1935 365 365 0
    1936 359 359 0
    1937 371 371 0
    1938 371 371 0
    1939 309 309 0
    1940 322 322 0
    1941 313 313 0
    1942 355 355 0
    1943 366 366 0
    1944 332 332 0
    1945 330 330 0
    1946 399 399 0
    1947 435 435 0
    1948 470 470 0
    1949 440 440 0
    1950 433 433 0
    1951 433 433 0
    1952 477 477 0
    1953 444 444 0
    1954 422 422 0
    1955 382 382 0
    1956 362 362 0
    1957 315 315 0
    1958 294 294 0
    1959 300 300 0
    1960 271 271 0
    1961 275 275 0
    1962 241 241 0
    1963 204 204 0
    1964 191 191 0
    1965 186 186 0
    1966 165 165 0
    1967 116 116 0
    1968 110 110 0
    1969 131 131 0
    1970 104 104 0
    1971 108 108 0
    1972 99 99 0
    1973 104 104 0
    1974 102 102 0
    1975 103 103 0
    1976 97 97 0
    1977 112 112 0
    1978 77 77 0
    1979 99 99 0
    1980 89 89 0
    1981 96 96 0
    1982 87 87 0
    1983 100 100 0
    1984 87 87 0
    1985 74 74 0
    1986 74 74 0
    1987 82 82 0
    1988 80 80 0
    1989 76 76 0
    1990 91 91 0
    1991 88 88 0
    1992 72 72 0
    1993 84 84 0
    1994 91 91 0
    1995 91 91 0
    1996 79 79 0
    1997 91 91 0
    1998 83 83 0
    1999 98 98 0
    2000 94 94 0
    2001 102 102 0
    2002 90 90 0
    2003 116 116 0
    2004 112 112 0
    2005 116 116 0
    2006 111 111 0
    2007 148 148 0
    2008 156 156 0
    2009 235 235 0
    2010 287 287 0
    2011 461 461 0
    2012 564 564 0
    2013 441 441 0
    2014 363 363 0
    2015 442 442 0
    2016 444 444 0
    2017 344 344 0

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    Popularity of Adele as a first name

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    Popularity of Adele as a last name

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    Common last names for Adele

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Wilson
    • Anderson
    • Moore
    • Taylor
    • Nelson
    • Thompson
    • White
    • Harris
    • Thomas
    • Lewis

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Adele U.S.
      White 65.42% 64.26%
      African American 29.91% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.67% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Adele

    People with the last name Adele are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Adele

    • What name lists does Adele rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Adele? Adele is the 1,160th most popular name of all time. As a last name Adele was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Adele have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,613 babies born with the first name Adele in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adele to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adele? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 41 new born babies.
    • When was Adele first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adele is Friday, January 10th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Adele born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adele was in 1918 with a total of 1,030 babies. That's a lot of babies named Adele!
    • Random Adele Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adele ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 222 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1915.
    • Weird things about the name Adele: Your name in reverse order is Eleda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aldee. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Adele? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Adele.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adele? Adele is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • 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).
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