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Information on Adele -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

The meaning of Adele is "Noble, kind, tender." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Adele, including its origin and other forms. Census, Australia 1997

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Adele is from English meaning Noble, kind, tender.
Alternates for Adele include: Adel, Adelie, Adell, Adile, and Adelle
Some forms of Adele are: Adelaide, Adeline, Adela, Aline, and Alita
Adele is associated with these categories: Religious
Famous people named Adele
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Singer: British singer Adele won two Grammy Awards for the single "Chasing Pavements". The single reached number twenty one on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her second album, 21, in 2011. The album 21 earned six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. With her two albums and the first two singles from 21, "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You", Adele became the first living artist to achieve the feat of having two top five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964. With her third release from the album, "Set Fire to the Rain", becoming her third number one single in the US, Adele became the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number ones. Adele is the first female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK and US Albums Chart.
Adele de Batz de Tranqueleon, Religious Figure: Adele de Batz de Tranqueleon (1789-1828) founded the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (FMI), or Marianist Sisters, a Roman Catholic order of nuns and one of the four branches of the Marianist Family. The Roman Catholic Church has declared Mother Adele to be venerable, marking a step on the path to sainthood.
Famous Children Named Adele
Given name: Adele Georgiana Ringwald Gianopoulous
Father: Panio Gianopoulous, Writer, Editor
Mother: Molly Ringwald, Actress

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