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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 (b. 2012), daughter of actors Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne
(Adeline) Virginia Woolf, English writer
Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American writer and doctor
Adeline, Countess of Cardigan and Lancastre, wife of James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan
Adeline André, French fashion designer
Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina
Adeline Hazan, French MEP
Adeline Kerrar, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player
Adeline McKinlay, American tennis player
Frances Adeline "Fanny" Seward, daughter of U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward
Frances Adeline Seward, wife of William H. Seward
Louise Adeline Weitzel, German-American writer
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, American poet and author

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," song by Brian Wright
"Sweet Adeline" song by Elliott Smith
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)