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Gender: F Meaning of Adelia: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adelia: Variation of Adela, German

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.

Famous People Named Adelia

Adelia Sarah Gates, American illustrator of botanical specimens
Mary Adelia Rosamond McLeod, first woman Diocesan Bishop in the Episcopal Church
Adelia Prado, Brazilian writer and poet
Mary Lua Adelia Davis Treat, American naturalist and correspondent with Charles Darwin
Adelia Armstrong Lutz, American painter

Pop Culture References for the name Adelia

"Adelia," opera by Gaetano Donizetti
Adelia Chase, character in "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood
Adelia Aguilar, character in a book series by Ariana Franklin

Adelya, Adeliah