German and Dutch form of Adelheidis, German
"noble, nobility"

Adelheid Origin and Meaning

The name Adelheid is a girl's name meaning "noble, nobility".
The ancient German name Adelheidis gave rise to both Adelaide and Adelheid. While Adelaide is more popular and better known internationally, Adelheid is still used occasionally in Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. The German pronunciation is not that different from Adelaide, with a soft h and a long I sound instead of a long A in the last syllable.

Heidi originated as a short form of Adelheid.

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Famous People Named Adelheid

  • (Adelheid) Emma Wilhelmina Theresia of Waldeck and PyrmontQueen consort of William III of the Netherlands
  • AdelheidMarie of Anhalt,Dessau, Grand Duchess consort of Adolphe of Luxembourg
  • Adelheid Maria Josepha Sixta Antonia Roberta Ottonia Zita Charlotte Luise Immakulata Pia Theresia Beatrix Franziska Isabella Henriette Maximiliana Genoveva Ignatia Marcus d'AvianoArchduchess of Austria, daughter of Charles I
  • AdelheidPrincess of Hohenlohe,Langenburg, Duchess of Schleswig,Holstein, a niece of Queen Victoria
  • AdelheidPrincess of Anhalt,Bernburg,Schaumburg,Hoym, Duchess Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg
  • AdelheidPrincess of Schaumburg,Lippe; Duchess of Schleswig,Holstein,Sonderburg,Glücksburg
  • Adelheid Erna Karoline Marie Elisabethbirth name of Princess Adelaide of Saxe,Meiningen; Princess Adalbert of Prussia
  • Adelheid Franziska Marie Rainera Elisabeth Clotildebirth name of Adelaide of Austria, Queen consort of Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia
  • Adelheid of WolfratshausenCountess of Sulzbach
  • Adelheid Amalie Gallitzinwife of Prince Dmitri Gallitzin
  • Adelheid PoppAustrian feminist and socialist
  • Adelheid SeeckGerman actress
  • Adelheid ArndtGerman actress
  • Adelheid MorathGerman cyclist
  • Sophie Amelie Adelheid Louise Johanne Leopoldinebirth name of Adelaide of Löwenstein,Wertheim,Rosenberg, Queen consort Miguel I of Portugal

Adelheid in Pop Culture

  • Adelheid Bernsteincharacter in video game "The King of Fighters"
  • Adelheid "Heidi" title character in film and book by Johanna Spyri

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