Adelaide (given name)

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Adelaide
Beechey, William - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen - NPG 1533.jpg
Pronunciation/ˈædɪld/
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameOld High German
Meaningnobility
Region of originWorld wide
Other names
Related namesAddie, Addy, Adi, Adelheid, Adel, Heidi, Adelle, Adèle, Adela, Adelina, Adeline, Alice, Alison, Ethel

Adelaide is the English form of a Germanic given name, from the Old High German Adalheidis, meaning "noble natured".

The modern German form is Adelheid, famously the first name of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to William IV of the United Kingdom, for whom many places throughout the former British Empire were named.[citation needed]

The French form is Adélaïde or Adélaide and Czech is Adéla or Adléta. The name Addie is a diminutive of Adelaide and Heidi is a nickname for Adelheid which became internationally popular on its own as a result of Johanna Spyri's novel Heidi (1880).

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