Adeline - Meaning of Adeline
[ 4 syll. a-de-li-ne, ad-el-ine ] The baby girl name Adeline is pronounced AA-Deh-LiyiyN or AED-eh-LayN- †. Adeline is of Germanic origin. It is used mainly in English and French. The name developed as a diminutive of Adèle. It was introduced to English speakers by the Normans in the 11th century, and was recorded in the Domesday Book (1086). It saw a brief revival in the late 19th century, popularized by the character Lady Adeline, one of the Juan's muses in Lord Byron's poem Don Juan (1818-1823), who Byron described "Sweet Adeline, amidst the gay world's hum, Was the Queen-Bee, the glass of all that's fair".
Adeline is also an English variant transcription of Adelaide (English and Italian).
Adalena, Adalene, Adalina, Adaline, Adallina, Adelaine, Adeleine, Adelena, Adelene, Adelin, Adelind, Adelita, Adeliya, Adella, Adellah, Adelle, Adelyn, Adelyne, Adelynn, Adelynne, Adilene, Adlin, Adlina, Adline, Adlyn, Adlynn, Dalina, Daline, Dallina, and Delaney. Other English variants include the contracted forms Alene, Alina (also used in French), and Aline (also used in French, and Armenian). Adelina (Polish and Spanish) and Line (French) are variant transcriptions of Adeline that are used in foreign languages. Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Adeline.
Adeline is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. At the modest height of its usage in 1914, 0.110% of baby girls were named Adeline. It was #166 in rank then. The baby name has seen a marked drop in popularity since then. In 2011, it ranked at #288 with a usage of 0.057%, enjoying a minor resurgence in the recent decade. Within all girl names in its family, Adeline was the 3rd most popular after Delaney and Alina. Delaney was 22% more regularly used than Adeline in 2011.
Baby names that sound like Adeline include Adalena, Adalene, Adallina, Adelena, Adelene, Adelina, Adilene, Adileni, Idalena, Idaline, Italina, Adalin, Adalina, Adaline, Adalyn, Adelaine, Adeleine, Adelin, Adelma, and Adilen.
† Pronunciation for Adeline: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Adeline is Author, Virginia Woolf, born Adeline Virginia Stephen 25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941, London, England.