Adele (given name)

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Pronunciation /əˈdɛl/
Gender Female
Word/name German
Meaning 'Nobility' in German, from Proto-Germanic aþalą; cf. English athel
Other names
See also Adela, Adelaide, Adelheid, Adelia, Adeline

Adele (also spelled Adèle) is a feminine given name meaning 'nobility'. It derives from German Adel meaning 'nobility' or adal, 'noble'.[1]

Its male form is the Germanic given name Adel. It should not be confused with the Arabic name ʻAdil (or ʻAdel), which has a different pronunciation and means 'just' in Arabic.

People with the given name

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  1. ^ Satran, Pamela Redmond; Rosenkrantz, Linda (2007). The Baby Name Bible: The Ultimate Guide By America's Baby-Naming Experts. Macmillan. p. 31. ISBN 9780312352202.
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