Adelaide (given name)

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Beechey, William - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen - NPG 1533.jpg
Word/nameOld High German
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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