Adeline Name Meaning

A vintage pick that has rocketed in popularity, Adeline is a variant of Adelina and Adelaide. Meaning “noble one”, parents are loving Adeline’s nickname potential and sweet sound.

Adeline has classic roots, giving her a leg up on the competition with some parents as the vintage trend continues to rise. At the same time, she has a modern appeal that’s impossible to miss. Ad- names for girls are trending on the charts with Addison, Adriana, and Adele all joining Adeline.

While her nickname of Addie is an updated version of last decade’s Maddie, Adeline also has other nicknames up her sleeve. There are Dell, Lina, and Delia as well. She’s a tried and true name with a definite style though her nicknames add to her versatility.

Adeline is sweet and playful on a little one yet mature and womanly as she grows. A beautiful name with depth, she avoids feeling too cutesy. Adeline is also a bit posh, feeling effortlessly chic.

Her popularity is growing and is a bit higher than the charts let on, as she does have a few alternative spellings out there including Adelyn and Adalyn. Despite that, she’s a stunning pick that still sounds fresh. Some similar names to Adeline include Emmeline, Audrey, and Eliza.

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Adeline Name Popularity

How popular is the name Adeline? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 179 343 0.0974%
1911 177 367 0.0986%
1912 175 516 0.1023%
1913 177 630 0.1111%
1914 166 836 0.12%
1915 171 1,059 0.1166%
1916 167 1,134 0.1174%
1917 163 1,208 0.1207%
1918 169 1,263 0.1177%
1919 173 1,230 0.1175%
1920 176 1,218 0.1095%
1921 179 1,217 0.1063%
1922 193 1,052 0.0944%
1923 197 1,037 0.0926%
1924 191 1,112 0.0958%
1925 200 991 0.0877%
1926 206 905 0.0823%
1927 224 756 0.0683%
1928 234 674 0.063%
1929 256 575 0.0555%
1930 270 513 0.0491%
1931 282 446 0.0452%
1932 288 426 0.0431%
1933 340 294 0.0316%
1934 350 278 0.0288%
1935 391 227 0.0234%
1936 392 219 0.0227%
1937 407 207 0.021%
1938 438 190 0.0186%
1939 465 161 0.0158%
1940 476 156 0.0147%
1941 519 133 0.0118%
1942 592 112 0.0089%
1943 559 135 0.0103%
1944 563 118 0.0095%
1945 606 97 0.008%
1946 636 110 0.0075%
1947 742 90 0.0054%
1948 785 73 0.0046%
1949 766 85 0.0053%
1950 836 68 0.0042%
1951 886 61 0.0036%
1952 873 66 0.0038%
1953 1,081 37 0.0021%
1954 962 57 0.0031%
1955 1,141 34 0.0018%
1956 1,057 52 0.0028%
1957 1,327 25 0.0013%
1958 1,184 38 0.002%
1959 1,274 29 0.0015%
1960 1,254 35 0.0018%
1961 1,525 19 0.001%
1962 1,319 30 0.0016%
1963 1,286 32 0.0018%
1964 1,416 24 0.0014%
1965 1,651 14 0.0009%
1966 1,507 19 0.0012%
1967 1,764 12 0.0008%
1968 2,117 6 0.0004%
1969 1,670 18 0.0012%
1970 1,753 17 0.0011%
1971 2,275 7 0.0005%
1972 0 0%
1973 2,568 5 0.0004%
1974 1,961 11 0.0008%
1975 1,750 18 0.0014%
1976 0 0%
1977 2,608 6 0.0004%
1978 1,934 15 0.0011%
1979 3,042 5 0.0004%
1980 2,525 8 0.0005%
1981 2,053 16 0.0011%
1982 2,337 11 0.0007%
1983 1,971 17 0.0012%
1984 2,904 6 0.0004%
1985 2,317 12 0.0008%
1986 2,205 14 0.0009%
1987 2,640 9 0.0006%
1988 2,124 18 0.0012%
1989 1,957 26 0.0016%
1990 2,199 21 0.0013%
1991 1,977 28 0.0017%
1992 2,087 25 0.0016%
1993 1,898 32 0.0021%
1994 1,847 34 0.0022%
1995 1,606 46 0.0031%
1996 1,386 71 0.0047%
1997 1,274 86 0.0058%
1998 1,063 133 0.0089%
1999 902 184 0.0123%
2000 797 237 0.0155%
2001 747 273 0.0181%
2002 683 323 0.0216%
2003 638 372 0.0245%
2004 581 440 0.0289%
2005 564 464 0.0303%
2006 456 652 0.0416%
2007 387 810 0.0513%
2008 355 891 0.0576%
2009 346 900 0.0602%
2010 321 960 0.0666%
2011 282 1,078 0.0757%
2012 233 1,323 0.0928%
2013 227 1,362 0.0957%
2014 212 1,522 0.1045%
2015 133 2,403 0.1652%
2016 63 4,112 0.2852%
2017 64 3,902 0.2796%
2018 78 3,463 0.2521%
2019 91 3,048 0.2252%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Adeline

If you like Adeline, you’ll love these other names like Adeline.


What names are diminutives of Adeline?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Adeline sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Adeline, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addie

Noble; son of Adam

German

Della

Noble

German

Delly

Noble kind

German

Lina

Palm tree

Latin


What names are variants of Adeline?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Adeline.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adalene

Noble

German

Adalina

Noble

German

Adaline

Noble one

German

Adallina

Noble

German

Adalyn

Noble kind

German

Adelaide

Noble one

German

Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

Adelind

Noble

German

Adella

Noble; noble kind

German

Adellah

Noble

German

Adelyn

Noble one

German

Adelynn

Noble one

German

Adilene

Noble

German

Ahdella

Noble

German

Dahlina

Noble

German

Dalina

Noble; valley

German

Daline

Noble

German

Delina

Noble

German

Deline

Noble

German

Dellina

Noble

German

Delyne

Noble

German

Edelie

Noble

German

Heidi

Noble one

German


What names sound like Adeline?

If you like how Adeline sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Adeline.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addison

Son of Adam

English

Adelinde

Noble, soft, tender

German

Edeline

Noble kind

German

Madeleine

Woman from Magdala

French

Madeline

Woman from Magdala

English

Madelyn

Woman from Magdala

English

Odeline

Song

Greek


What names are similar to Adeline?

Find a name that’s like Adeline, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Amelia

Work

German

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Caroline

Free woman

French

Claire

Clear and bright

French

Helena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Jessamine

Jasmine

Persian

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Victoria

Victory

Latin


Lists With Adeline

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Adeline.


Siblings of Adeline

Mamas with kids named Adeline also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lawrence

From Laurentum

Latin

Eloise

Healthy one

English

6 Comments

  1. I named her Adeline because of the movie “Age of Adaline

    Love Blake Lively’s character in that movie!

  2. I’m in love with old fashion, vintage names. And I love the movie “Ages of Adeline” and feel in love with the name.

  3. I love the meaning which is Nobel, adorned, and bright one. It is less common but still classy and easy to say. Plus we love the nickname Addy.

  4. Adeline was my grandmother’s name and I love family names. It is also a very strong sounding name. We like that we can call her “Ade” pronounced “Addie” for short.

  5. Adeline (pronounced “line” not “lynn”) is an old family name. My Great Grandmother, Great Aunt, and Great Cousin all share this name. Our little girl is only five months old, but so far, we love the name. People are pretty quick to try to call her Addie, but we are not big on nicknames, so we only call her Adeline.

  6. We love classic, timeless names, so my husband and I tried to pick something that would fit with our other daughter, Eloise. We loved Adele, but it didn’t work with our last name, so we went with Adeline. The name means noble, which is something I pray over our daughter. We often call our daughter Addie or Addie Mae, which is the only downside to her name–there are many names that are shortened to Addie or Addy these days, though Adeline is a little less common. I think if I could start over I would call her by another nickname to avoid her having the same name as her friends–like Della.


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