The name Adelaide is of German origin and means "Of Noble Kin." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Common alternate spellings are Adelayd and Adelaid. Nicknames of the name Adelaide include Addy, Addie, Ad, and Ladey. Famous people with the name Adelaide include Adelaide Anne Procter, poet for Queen Victoria. Adelaide is also the capitol city of South Australia. The most famous fictional character named Adelaide is arguably Adelaide from the musical “Guys and Dolls” where she sings “Adelaide’s Lament.” People who like the name Adelaide also like other names of German origin. They also like old-fashioned names with two to three syllables.