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Gender: Female Meaning of Adeline: "noble, nobility" Origin of Adeline: French, diminutive of Adele Adeline's Popularity in 2017: #64

The name Adeline is a girl's name of French origin meaning "noble, nobility". Adeline is ranked #64 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

From the experts:

Adeline has a lovely, old-fashioned "Sweet Adeline" charm, but has become so popular in the US under so many spellings and variations -- with Adalynn and Adalyn also popular -- that considered together it is among the most popular girls' names.

Adeline was introduced to England by the Normans in the eleventh century, was very common during the Middle Ages, then vanished until the Victorian Gothic revival.

The song "Sweet Adeline" Is an old barbershop quartet favorite. JFK's grandfather John F. Fitzgerald, mayor of Boston, made it his theme song, and Mickey Mouse serenaded Minnie with it in a 1929 cartoon.

Pronounced ad-a-line in America, it's usually ad-a-LEEN in France.

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Famous People Named Adeline

Adeline Pond Adams, American novelist
Adeline Andre, French fashion designer
Adeline Canac, French pair skater
Adeline Genee, Danish-British ballerina
Adeline Hazan, French MEP
Adeline De Walt Reynolds, American actress
Adeline Louisa Maria de Horsey, Countess of Cardigan
Adeline Kerrar, American basebal player
Adeline Knapp, American journalist and author
Adeline McKinlay, American tennis player
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney, American poet and author
Adeline Virginia Woolf, English novelist
Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American writer and physician
Frances Adeline Seward, wife of William H. Seward
Frances Adeline "Fanny" Seward, daughter of William H. Seward
Louise Adeline Weitzel, German-American writer
Adeline Helberg (b. 2012), daughter of actor Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne
Adeline Phelps (b. 2012), daughter of baseball player David Phelps
Adeline Pauline Zamprogna (b. 2015), daughter of actor Dominic Zamprogna
Adeline Bernthal (b. 2015), daughter of actor Jon Bernthal
Saint Adelina (d. 1125), granddaughter of William the Conqueror

Pop Culture References for the name Adeline

Adeline Records, American record label
"Sweet Adeline," musical and song
Mrs Adeline Luna, 'Olive Chancellor's affected widowed sister' in The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
Adeline March, character in novel "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield
"Adeline," song by Brian Wright
"Sweet Adeline" song by Elliott Smith
Mentioned in the song "Put The Gun Down" by ZZ Ward; 'Adeline, have mercy'
Ballade pour Adeline
Adeline, character from the Kirby video games

Adeline's International Variations

Adette (French) Adelina (Slavic)