The name Adeline is a girl's name of French origin meaning "noble, nobility". Adeline is ranked #78 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Octuplet Game - 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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