Meaning and Origin of: Adel

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a short form of any of a number of personal names beginning with Old High German adal ‘noble’. CompareEdel.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name fromAdel ‘nobility’.
  • Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic ādil ‘just’, ‘legally competent (as a witness)’.