Meaning and Origin of: Adeline

Meaning and Origin of Adeline

Girl name origins & meanings

  • German : Noble kind

What does Adeline mean and stand for?

The name Adeline is of French and German origin and means "noble, nobility." It derives from the French name Adele, which comes from the Germanic root adal, meaning “noble.”

Syllables: 3


According to Social Security Administration data, Adeline has only recently gained popularity, landing in the top 100 for the first time in 2016, making quite the jump from position 805 in 2000.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Adeline was at its peak popularity in September 2020.

Adeline made its way to England and Norway in the 11th century and was very popular during the Middle Ages; however, it decreased in popularity during victorian and gothic times. Only recently gaining popularity again, Adeline reappeared on the map after the song "Sweet Adeline" topped the charts. While not many celebrities share this namesake, bestselling book The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue's main character is named Adeline.

Where is it Popular?

Adeline was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Adeline

  • Ada
  • Addy
  • Delia
  • Dell
  • Lena

Pairs well with these middle names