[ 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).
Adeline is a widely used name; it has 38 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant transcriptions of the name include 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. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 2016, 0.214% of baby girls were named Adeline. It was #63 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #78 with a usage of 0.188%, and it was the most popular within all girl names in its family. Adeline was used 93% more than the next most popular name, Alina, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Adeline include Adalena, Adalene, Adelena, Adelene, Adelina, Adilene, Adileni, Idaline, Adalina, Idalina, Adaline, Adalyn, Adelaine, Adelyn, Adelyne, Adelynn, Adelynne, Adlin, Adline, and Adlyn.
† 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.