Gender: Female Meaning of Adelheid: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adelheid: German and Dutch form of Adelheidis, German

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.

16 names similar to Adelheid

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Adelheid. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Adelheid, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Adelheid using our baby name generator.


- this week

Famous People Named Adelheid

Pop Culture References for the name Adelheid


KimberlyM97 Says:


Guilty pleasure name! So beautiful and strong and I would use Heidi as a nickname. Dietrich in the comments would be pleased 😂 but I’m not German and although my partner has German heritage we live in America so I don’t think we could pull it off. Beautiful Adelheid.

Dietrich Says:


What? One is ah-duh-laid, the other is ah-del-heit.

Sound nothing alike!

Dietrich Says:


Thank you! Adelaide is the alternate spelling!

But this is pronounced ah-del-heit.

Kew Says:


I actually find this quainter and more graceful than Adelaide, which is a little too heavy and aristocratic.

abertawe Says:


I think it starts to sound the same if you're using an Aussie pronunciation of Adelaide.

makanani3 Says:


No, this one is German and they're definitely pronounced differently. Adelaide is add-uh-layd, Adelheid is ah-dell-hide

EH123 Says:


This is NOT I repeat NOT an alternative spelling for Adelaide! It's pronounced ah-dell-hide!!!

iipostmvh Says:


Adelaide is already quite a bit, syllable wise. This spelling doesn't streamline pronunciation. It does the exact opposite. It's a mouthful.

LavenderLullabies Says:


I prefer this to Adelaide.

caetano Says:


I much prefer this spelling, way cooler.

caetano Says:


they sound exactly the same.

berry_chick Says:


Adelaide is better. This one sounds way to clunky.