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Gender: F Meaning of Adele: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adele: French diminutive of ADELAIDE Adele's Popularity in 2012: #536

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Credit the award-winning single-named British singer for taking Adele from a quiet semi-retirement to a red hot success. This year she made it back to the Top 1000, but is surely slated to move much higher.

Adele is both a saint's and a royal name, having originated as the French version of the German Adela.

Molly Ringwald chose Adele for one of her twins, and Fred Astaire's first dancing partner was his older sister Adele.

Historically, Adele was the name of the youngest daughter of William the Conquerer. Music lovers might associate the name with a character in Johann Strauss's operetta Die Fledermaus, while a prime literary reference is Jane Eyre's young charge.

Adele's more elaborate sisters, Adeline and Adelaide are also gaining in popularity.

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Famous People Named Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (known simply as Adele), English singer
Adele Astaire, American dancer
Adele Mara, American actress
Adele DeGarde, American actress
Adele Griffin, American author
Adele Georgiana (b. 2009), daughter of American actress Molly Ringwald
Phoebe Adele Gates (b. 2002), Daughter of Bill Gates
Adele Emeli Sandé, known as Emeli Sandé, English born-Scottish singer.
Adele Exarchopoulos , French Actress
Adele Dazeem, Idina Menzel's alter ego.

Pop Culture References for the Name Adele

Adele, Mr Rochester's ward and Jane's young pupil in "Jane Eyre"
Adele Dronsart, Belgian pupil at Mlle (Zoraede) Reuter's in "The Professor" (1857) by Charlotte Bronte
Adele Stackhouse, "True Blood"
Adelle DeWitt, "Dollhouse"
Adele Webber, character on "Grey's Anatomy"
Adele Ratignolle, in Kate Chopin's novel "The Awakening" (1899)
Adele the Singing Coach Fairy, "Rainbow Magic" book series
Adele Invergordan, from movie "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
Adele Roberts, character in "The Hollow Kingdom" by Clare Dunkle

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