Adrian - boys name

Adrian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Adrian name meaning:

The name Adrian is of Latin origin and has various meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Latin word "adrianus," which means "man of Adria." Adria was a town in northern Italy, and this meaning suggests a connection to the Adriatic Sea. Another possible meaning is "dark" or "black," as it is associated with the Latin word "ater" or "adros," which means "dark" or "black." This meaning may refer to the physical appearance or the dark-haired characteristic of individuals with this name.

Adrian is a name that has been used for both boys and girls, but it is more commonly associated with boys. It has been popularized by numerous notable people throughout history, such as the Roman Emperor Hadrian and the Christian saint Adrian of Canterbury. The name Adrian is often associated with qualities such as intelligence, independence, and leadership. Those named Adrian are often seen as confident individuals with a strong sense of self, capable of making their own decisions and standing out in a crowd. Overall, the name Adrian carries a sense of strength and elegance, making it an appealing choice for many parents.

Origin: Latin

Dark one.


Saints names

Related names

Adrian , Adiriano, Adojan, Adrean, Adren, Adrien , Hadrien

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Overall UK ranking: 249 out of 4789

188 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (328)

Historical popularity of Adrian

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