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Gender: F Meaning of Adeline: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adeline: French, diminutive of Adele Adeline's Popularity in 2015: #135

Adeline's has a lovely, old-fashioned "Sweet Adeline" charm, and is a less-used cousin of the trendy Madeline.

Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century, was very common during the Middle Ages, then vanished until the Victorian Gothic revival.

The song "Sweet Adeline" as an old barbershop quartet favorite. JFK's grandfather John F. Fitzgerald, mayor of Boston, made it his theme song, and Mickey Mouse serenaded Minnie with it in a 1929 cartoon.

Pronounced ad-a-line in America, it's usually ad-a-LEEN in France.

Famous People Named Adeline

Adeline Pond Adams, American writer
Adeline Andre, French fashion designer
Adeline Canac, French pair skater
Adeline Genee, Danish-British ballerina
Adeline Hazan, French MEP
Adeline (b. 2012), daughter of Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne
Adeline Louisa Maria de Horsey, wife of the 7th Earl of Cardigan
Adeline Kerrar, Professional Baseball League player
Adeline Knapp, American journalist and author
Adeline McKinlay, American tennis player
Frances Adeline Seward, wife of William H. Seward
Frances Adeline "Fanny" Seward, daughter of William H. Seward
Louise Adeline Weitzel, German-American writer
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, American poet and author
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English writer
Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American writer and doctor

Pop Culture References for the name Adeline

Adeline Records, American record label
"Sweet Adeline," musical and song
Mrs Adeline Luna, 'Olive Chancellor's affected widowed sister' in The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
Adeline March, character in novel "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
"Adeline," song by Brian Wright
"Sweet Adeline" song by Elliott Smith
Mentioned in the song "Put The Gun Down" by ZZ Ward; 'Adeline, have mercy'
Ballade pour Adeline
"Age of Adaline," 2015 romantic drama movie

Adeline's International Variations

Adette (French) Adelina (Slavic)