She’s a singer who shares my sisters name and no its not Adele. It’s Emeli Sande born Adele Emeli Sande. Emeli is most likely just a variant spelling of Emily a forever popular name meaning Rival. But Emeli debuted in the top 1000 in 2012 in the UK with 40 girls born putting it at 916. I’m not sure we should start using Emeli it’s different to Rita or Hollis, I think her real first name Adele is the name to watch.