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

The name Adelia is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble, nobility". Adelia and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination Game".

From the experts:

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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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


adadadad Says:


i love all of these names that start with ad but the nicknames would probably be addie or addy and that's my name so...

rosieflower Says:


Ashton Adelia is what we will be calling our little girl. Ashie for short! So pretty!

cheesy-biscuit Says:


I would pronounce this name A-day-lee-uh. Very pretty

Violet_Rose Says:


This is one of my all time favorite hidden treasure names, and I can't wait to use it 💜

paulapuddephatt Says:


So sweet

EasterBunny Says:


I would pronounce it the same. Possibly separating the 'ia' a bit more, ah-DEEL-ee-ah, but I think that's just my accent.

cyoung325 Says:


I really like this name, but I'm not sure what the correct pronunciation is. I say ah-DEEL-ya but when I look it up I'm finding other more strained pronunciations. Why doesn't nameberry do pronunciations for all names instead of just a select few?

Adelia Says:


My name is Adelia too. I get so many compliments on it as well. I usually go by Addie, but have recently started using Adelia again. I'm named after my great grandmother, who apparently went by "Delia".

TammyJade Says:


I love love this name possible nickname leah

catcher5 Says:


We named our daughter Adelia, after her great-great grandmother. We call her Del when we want to shorten it. We get compliments on it ALL the time, but people usually have to ask how to spell it. Although we've met Adele's and Della's we've never encountered another Adelia, and I am a-okay with that.