Origin: Arabic عادل
Meaning: “just; fair.”
The name is derived from the Arabic adjective, عدل (adala), meaning, “just.”
The name is used throughout the Islamic world, though, the it is also used among Middle Eastern Christians.
As of 2009, Adel was the 285th most popular male name while Adil was the 378th most popular.
Other forms of the name include:
- Adel پور (Algerian/Arabic/Coptic/Egyptian/Ethiopian/Kurdish/Lebanese/Persian/Sudanese/Syrian/Tunisian/Uyghur)
- Adil Адиль
- Jedil/Yedil Эдил (Kyrgyz)
A feminine form is Adila (Arabic) and Adile (Turkish)