Adela Origin and Meaning

The name Adela is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble".

This variation of Adele sounds somewhat more feminine than the original by virtue of the a- ending. It could join the army of popular A girls' names, especially with its tie to the recent celebrity-related success of Adele.

Adela, which came to England with the Normans in the eleventh century, has a royal pedigree via William the Conqueror's youngest daughter.

Adela Quested is a character in E. M. Foster's novel A Passage to India, and the name also appears in an Agatha Christie story. Journalist/novelist/screenwriter Adela Rogers St. .Johns was a colorful character in Golden Age Hollywood.

Adelia is another appealing variation, an alternative to the rising Amelia.

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Famous People Named Adela

  • Saint Adela of PfalzelAnglo,Saxon princess; daughter of Saint Dagobert II
  • Adela of MeissenQueen consort of Sweyn III of Denmark
  • Adela of Normandydaughter of William the Conqueror
  • Adela Amalia NoriegaMexican actress
  • Adela CortinaSpanish philosopher
  • Adela MichaMexican journalist
  • Adela Florence NicolsonEnglish poet [Laurence Hope]
  • Adela Constantia Mary PankhurstBritish,Australian suffragette & political organizer
  • Adela PenaAmerican violinist of the Eroica Trio
  • Adela Elena PopescuRomanian actress and singer
  • Adela Nora Rogers St. JohnsAmerican journalist and novelist
  • Adela Elizabeth ZunigaHonduran politician
  • Adelaa beauty and fashion Youtuber
  • Adéla Čech (b. 2008)daughter of footballer Petr Čech

Adela in Pop Culture

  • Adelacharacter in the 1927 silent film "It"
  • Adela Corinthosminor character on American soap "General Hospital"
  • Adela Questedyoung Englishwoman in E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India"
  • Adela TrefoyleLord Polperro's daughter in "The Town Traveller"
  • Adelagenus of moths

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