Adelia is an elaborated form of Adela, itself the Latinate form of Adele which derives from Germanic element adal (noble) via Proto-Germanic *aþalaz(noble) < *aþalą (nature, disposition; nobility, race) which derives from an unknown origin though it could be linked to PIE *at-al (family, race) from *at(i)- (beyond, over) + *h₂el- (to grow, nourish).
Adelia is also the name of a genus of flowering plants though in this case it seems to be composed of Ancient Greek prefix a- (a negative prefix) combined with delos δήλος (visible) so the name would mean “not visible”, which seems to have arisen due to the difficulty in interpreting the genus.
Origin: uncertain; Proto-Indo-Europeam
Meaning: a variant of Adele/Adela “noble”; also the name of a genus of flowering plants “not visible”
Usage: English, Spanish
- Adelya (English)
- Adela (English, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Ancient Germanic)
- Adella (English)
- Adele (English, Latin, German)
- Adèle (French)
- Adélie (French)