Adelaide Meaning and Origin

The name Adelaide is a girl’s name meaning “noble” and is of German and English origin. It is derived from the Old High German name “Adalheidis”, which means “noble kind” or “of noble birth”. The name has been used in various forms throughout history, with variations such as Adelheid, Adela, Adeline, and Adele. The name Adelaide has been popular throughout Europe and has been used by several royal families, including the British royal family. It was the name of Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom, and also the name of a daughter of Queen Victoria. Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, it was named in honor of Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV. 

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