Adelaide (given name)

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Adelaide Amelia Louisa Theresa Caroline of Saxe-Coburg Meiningen by Sir William Beechey.jpg
Pronunciation /ˈædɪld/
Gender Female
Word/name Old High German
Meaning nobility
Region of origin Worldwide
Other names
Related names Addie, Addy, Adi, Adelheid, Heidi, Adele, 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 a Czech form is 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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