Adele Meaning and Origin

The name Adele is a girl’s name meaning “noble” and is of French origin. It is derived from the Germanic elements “adal” meaning “noble” and “heid” meaning “kind” or “type.” Adele is a name with a rich history and has been used in various cultures throughout the world. Adele gained significant popularity in the English-speaking world during the late 19th century and early 20th century. It experienced a resurgence in the early 21st century due to the popularity of the British singer-songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, known simply as Adele. The name Adele appears in literature as well. In Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel “Jane Eyre,” Adele Varens is a young French girl who plays a significant role in the story. Adele has several variations and forms across different languages. Some examples include Adèle (French), Adela (Spanish), Adelina (Italian), Adelheid (German), and Adelia (Portuguese).

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