Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Adela f. Old English æþel, Old High German adal 'noble'.

The name of an 8th C Austrasian saint, two 11th C Norman saints, a 12th C Danish queen consort, and a 13th C queen of France.

England
Latin
1189 Athela (nom) GASurv p. 151, Ethela (nom) ibid. p. 111, Ethele (gen) ibid. p. 152; 1381 Adalyia (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 100
France
Latin
c823 Adalia (nom) irminon-vol2 17, Palatiolum; 1079x81 Adela (abl) CartNDSaintes XXI; a1089x1101 Adela (nom) CartStPC XXXIX, Adele (gen) ibid. XXXIX
Old French
1133 Adele (obl) tailliar no. 1
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Adelaya (nom) BBC-Berg 167
Scotland
Latin
1095 Ætele (gen) ESC XV
Spain
Latin
875 Adilia (abl) CDCB-XV MMXVI
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Adela". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Adela.