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  • A user from South Carolina, United States says the name Adelphia means "Brotherhood".
  • A submission from Greece says the name Adelphia means "Brothers or sisters, literally from the same womb" and is of Greek origin.
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noun A*del"phi*a
A “brotherhood,” or collection of stamens in a bundle;used in composition, as in the class names, Mon adelphia, Di adelphia, etc.

Etymology: Gr. 'adelfo`s brother


From Ancient Greek ἀδελφός (adelphós, “brother”).

  1. Any plant of the genus Adelphia, of Latin America.

adelphia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

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Fun Facts about the name Adelphia

  • How Popular is the name Adelphia? Adelphia is the 72,817th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adelphia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Adelphia in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adelphia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Adelphia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adelphia is Tuesday, July 17th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Adelphia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adelphia was in 1918 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Adelphia: Your name in reverse order is Aihpleda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeaidplh. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Adelphia born Dec 3, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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