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Gender: F Meaning of Adeline: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adeline: French, diminutive of Adele Adeline's Popularity in 2013: #232

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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.

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Famous People Named Adeline

Adeline Pond Adams - American writer
Adeline Canac - French pair skater
Adeline Knapp - American journalist and author
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney - American poet
Adeline (b. 2012), daughter of Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne
Adeline Virginia Woolf - English writer
Adeline Yen Mah - Chinese-American writer and doctor

Pop Culture References for the Name Adeline

Adeline Records, recording company in the USA
Sweet Adeline, musical and song
Adelind Shade, a villain from the television show Grimm
Mrs Adeline Luna, 'Olive Chancellor's affected widowed sister' in The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
Musician Brian Wright has a song titled "Adeline".
"Sweet Adeline" is a song by Elliott Smith from his album XO
A person mentioned in the song "Put The Gun Down" by ZZ Ward; 'Adeline, have mercy'

Adalina, Adaline, Adallina, Adelaine, Adelin, Adelind, Adelita, Adeliya, Adella, Adellah, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelynn, Adelynne, Adilene, Adlin, Adlina, Adline, Adlyn, Adlynn, Ahdella, Aline, Dahlina, Dalina, Daline, Dallina, Delina, Deline, Dellina, Delly, Delyne, Edelie, Lina

Adeline's International Variations

Adette (French) Adelina (Slavic)