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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Noble, Of Good Cheer

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Adelaide

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Adelaide in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Adelaide:

  • Records indicate that 17,462 girls in the United States have been named Adelaide since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 914 people in the U.S. were given the name Adelaide. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Adelaide

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      20 Positive Comments

  • "We named our now one-year-old daughter Adelaide, and we call her Addy for short. I fell in love with the name after learning it at college, where a dorm was named Adelaide Hall. We've gotten nothing but compliments on the name, although quite a few people don't understand it when we first say it. But regardless, I love LOVE the name :-)" Feb. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 15 and love the name Adelaide, lots of my friends call me 'aids' though:( i normally just dont nickname myself, just keep it the same." Jun. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Adelaide is very pretty and unique, I would recommend it." Apr. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first came across this name on a tombstone while visiting a cemetery. I fell in love with the name and hope to name my future child this. The spelling was different though. It was spelled Adelade. I am not sure which I like better." Aug. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm naming my daughter Adelaide but because the nickname Addie is so popular we plan on calling her Ada." Jun. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adelaide is my 7-month old daughter's name. A noble and visually appealing name. I love the way it looks written down." Jun. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 18 month old daughter is named Adelaide. Received tons of compliments on it. Fits in well w/ the new trend of using old fashioned names, yet it's not very common (yet). Let's hope it stays that way. We refuse to use the name "Addie". With the name Addison being so popular, I didnt want her to become one of many Addie's in her classroom. So we call her "Adell" sometimes, but mostly Adelaide. Usually people think it's made up, which is odd, unless they have an old relative with the name. Lots of people think I say "Natalie" or "Adaley"...The other day they said "Allie." I didn't correct them, I just give up!" May. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name, its my second daughters middle name, born 2007 and she is named after her great nana born 1892. So both times when it was trendy. My partner and i both love the name, i love that people are shortening it to addy that's soooo cute." Oct. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "WOW, i didn't think this old fashioned name was so popular~ :D" Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi everyone, I really like the name Adelaide but I have read in another forum that a child with that name would be made fun of by her classmates. Forgive me for being so naive but why? Is it because there is "laid" in Adelaide? Could I have your views on that?" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Adelaide, she is now 6. We call her Addie. I love the name! There are a few Addies at her school, but they are Addison. I love her unique name. Addie makes the name younger and more trendy. She loves the name, too and is now asking to be called Adelaide now that she can spell it!" Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Adelaide and have gotten TONS of compliments on it. Unique without being weird, and everyone says how much they like it. We also use Addie, which is so girly!" Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Adelaide and have gotten TONS of compliments on it. Unique without being weird, and everyone says how much they like it. We also use Addie, which is so girly!" Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 10 month old daughter's name. I love that it's old fashioned without being old lady. It's not terribly popular, but at the same time not a name that people have never heard of. Though when people ask her name, they often think I am saying "Natalie"." Nov. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum and I love this name! It's so pretty and cute, and I am hoping to meet an Adelaide one day!" Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. It is sophisticated and elegant, With Addie as a great nick-name. Addie is bouncy and fun, so you can't go wrong with this name." Feb. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest daughter is Adelaide Blue. I first "discovered' the name when I worked in Kindercare and had a little girl named Adelaide in my class. We love our little "Addie Blue" and enjoy the uniqueness in her name!" Jun. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "As an Aussie it is one of our cities...but I think its excellent anyway even though the one Adelaide I know was the nastiest spoilt little girl I have ever met. But I guess you get that with all names..." Jun. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my daughter this. I love that it is uncommon and soft sounding. Pretty name." Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name im gonna name my daughter this..." Mar. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Adelaide and I'm anything but proud of my name! I nicknamed myself "Ade" to cover up the horrible name, but I still get things like oh what is it short for? Yuck! I never get compliments on it either." Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is Adelaide and im 16. My entire life has been correcting people and everyone butchering it but at least its original" Oct. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! My cousin named her child Adelaide and we call her Addie. I think it fits all ages and is very uncommon, which I like." Jun. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "A child could be made fun of with this name because it reminds kids of "lemonade". This is my older sisters name and she got made of quite a bit for it. Kids will also make fun of it because its different. They will call it weird." Jun. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adelaide is my great aunts name. It reminds me of lemonade. I think Addison is way cuter." Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Adelaide for a girl! Like previously stated, it's unique without being bizarre. It's flashy, yet lovely. It's a sexy name as well. Addy is adorable for a nickname as well. I want to name my daughter Adelaide in the future. Adelaide all the way!" Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "May be an okay name in parts of Australia and North America (Australian actress Rachel Griffiths has a daughter of this name), but elsewhere it is still mainly thought of as an old lady's name a la Gertrude, Minnie, and Alberta. Supposing a very young Adelaide one day becomes a parent herself and she has a daughter? Well, her own little girl may be named Patricia or Jean or Norma or Betty or Marilyn or Shirley or Joyce." May. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my 3 year old daughter Adelaide and we call her Addie most of the time. We have gotten alot of compliments on her name, and it is a name that is very uncommon. She can already pronounce it the way it should be, which is something I was worried about. I have more problems with random nurses, or office people who call and say "Adeline...ummm.Adelide...uhh how do you pronounce her name?" I always say "Adelaide, like as in the city in Australia" which they probably aren't familiar with anyways. oh well." Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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