Variation of Adela, German
"noble, nobility"

Adelia Origin and Meaning

The name Adelia is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble, nobility".

The super-success of Adele, both the singer and the name, has brought attention to all her cousins — Adela, Adeline, Adelina — and the lovely Adelia. An undiscovered gem just waiting to be discovered.

Some pluses: Adelia is the name of a flowering plant, and of an opera by Donizetti that premiered in 1841.

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Adelia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Adelia Popularity

Famous People Named Adelia

  • Adelia Sarah GatesAmerican illustrator of botanical specimens
  • Mary Adelia Rosamond McLeodfirst woman Diocesan Bishop in the Episcopal Church
  • Adelia PradoBrazilian writer and poet
  • Mary Lua Adelia Davis TreatAmerican naturalist and correspondent with Charles Darwin
  • Adelia Armstrong LutzAmerican painter

Adelia in Pop Culture

  • "Adelia" opera by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Adelia Chasecharacter in "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood
  • Adelia Aguilarcharacter in a book series by Ariana Franklin