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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Adelia

Adelia is a derivative of Adelheid, which is made up of the old German words adel, which means ‘noble’ and heid, which means ‘type.’ In Hebrew, Adelia means ‘ornament.’ It is a name of a flowering plant found in Latin America and the Caribbean. Adele is a language spoken in eastern Ghana and Togo.

Adelia is often a variant of Adela, Adeline, Adelina, Adele, or Adelaida. The name gained significance after the Academy Award-winning singer Adele became famous.

Adeila has been in circulation since the Victorian era in Europe. In the later centuries, it became a commonly used name in the US too. It was popular in the US throughout the 1800s. After the early 1900s, this name’s popularity started to decline, before rising to popularity at the end of the century.

The name Adelia is pronounced differently in different regions of the world. For example, in Spanish-speaking countries, it is spelled Adelita; in Bulgaria, it is spelled Adelina; in Czechoslovakia, it is spelled Adéla; in France, it is spelled Adèle, Adélie, or Adeline; in Hungary, it is spelled Adél; in Italy, it is spelled Adele, Adelina; and in Germany and German-speaking countries, it is spelled Adele, Adela, Adelina, or Ada.

The most common diminutives of Adelia are Delia and Della. You can use a variety of nicknames for Adelia, such as Addy, Adi, Dell, Della, or simply Dee.

Adelia has a reasonably common pop culture presence. Adelia, O La Figlia Dell’Arciere (Adelia, or The Archer’s Daughter) is a famous 1841 opera in three acts by renowned performer Gaetano Donizetti. The book “Remembering Adelia: Quilts Inspired By Her Diary” by Kathleen Tracy talks about how a 19-year-old woman in northern Illinois made diary entries that showed the importance of sewing and quilting in the life of a 19th-century American woman. The Adelia Aguilar series is a collection of medieval mystery fiction books. Adelia Chase is the name of one of the main characters in Margaret Atwood’s “The Blind Assassin.” Though not much used in movies or on TV, Delia, a diminutive, is pretty famous in the movie circuit.


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Noble; Honorable; Of a noble kind; Ornament
1 word, 6 letters, 4 vowels, 2 consonants
Medium length and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Adelia?

Pronounced as ah-dee-lee-uh

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Adelia in German.

Famous People With The Name Adelia

  • Adelia Pope BranhamAmerican writer and poet whose many poems were set to songs by composers
  • Adelia Sarah GatesAmerican illustrator of botanical specimens whose drawings can be viewed at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Adelia Cleopatra GravesAmerican educator and author, best known for “Life of Columbus” and “Poems for Children”
  • Mary Adelia McLeodThe first woman diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church
  • Adelia Field JohnstonAmerican educator and the first woman teacher at Oberlin College

Adelia On The Popularity Chart

Though the name Adelia was in common use, it has never entered the top 100 names list. These graphs show how it has performed over the years.

Popularity Over Time

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the popularity of the name Adelia saw many ups and downs. However, its usage gradually increased in the new millennium. In 2017, it was most popular, with 112 babies per million being given the name.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

The rank of the name Adelia saw many fluctuations in the 1980s and the early 90s. In 1992, it reached an all-time low of 8,741. However, in the subsequent two decades, the rank of the name has seen a consistent rise.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Adelia

Adelia is a floral name with a soft sound. Here are some other names with a similar sound as Adelia.

Popular Sibling Names For Adelia

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Adelia, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Adelia

Find matching brother names for Adelia and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Adelia

Looking for some suitable sister names for Adelia? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

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Other Popular Names Beginning With A

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter A to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Adelia

Adelia has a number of meanings including ‘noble.’ Here are more such names that mean the same.

Anagram Names Of Adelia

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Adelia.

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Popular Songs On The Name Adelia

Acrostic Poem On Adelia

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Adelia with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Adventurous and echoing the spirit of exploration.


Delightful spark of joy illuminating the world.


Energetic life and relentless vigor.


Lifting the dark clouds in our life, our little sunshine.


Impeccable in every detail, illustrious at every task.


Affectionate heart, you speak through loving actions.

Adelia’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Adelia. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Mesha (Aries)
Starting letters for Mesha (Aries) rashiA, L, E, I, O
Ruling bodyMars
QualityMovable (chara)

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Mesha (Aries) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Ashwini (Awasthi, Aswini)Aries (0 to 13.20 degrees)KetuChu, Che, Cho, Choo, La, Laa
BharaniAries (13. 20 to 26.40 degrees)VenusLee, Lu, Le, Lo, Li
Krittika (Karthikai, Krithika)Aries (26.40 to 30.00 degrees)SunAa, Ae, E, Ee, Ai, A, I, Oo, U

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Adelia In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Adelia in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Adelia, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Adelia In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Adelia

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Adelia, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Adelia

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does Adelia mean in the Bible?

The name Adelia has German and Hebrew origins, but it doesn’t have any Biblical reference or connotations.

2. Does Adelia mean God’s daughter?

No, Adelia has multiple meanings in different cultures, including ‘noble’ and ‘ornament.’ However, the name Adalia means ‘God is my refuge.’

3. What is the boy version of Adelia?

The masculine form of the name Adelia is Adel, which means ‘noble’ and ‘God is eternal.’

4. Is Adelia a popular name?

According to the official SSA data, the name Adelia has not been featured within the top 1000 popular baby names in the US since 1980 (1). Hence, Adelia is not a popular choice for a baby name in the US.

5. What names go well with Adelia?

Adelia has German and Hebrew roots. Names with similar roots might blend well with Adelia. Beata meaning ‘blessed,’ and Felicitas, meaning ‘good luck,’ can make a meaningful combination with Adelia. Hebrew names Batel meaning ‘daughter of God,’ and Nissa, meaning ‘sign,’ can both make a traditional combination with Adelia.


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