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meaning:From Beldon Hill
origin: English


Origin: Latin

Meaning: Person from Hadria (Northern Italy)

A vastly more attractive form of the Roman Hadrianus, saints and popes have borne the name for many years. Though Adrian has been used as an English name since the Middle Ages, it didn’t start really rising until the ’60s, when it began its steady climb up the charts. Though there is a hint of the sounds-like-a-girls’-name issue, it’s such a nice name that we’re hesitant to write it off. If you like the name but are iffy about the girl thing, consider the more clearly masculine Spanish and Italian variation Adriano. You could also try a version that strays a little further from the original, like the Dutch Arje or the Portuguese Adriao.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 56

Famous adrian

  • Adrian Grenier - actor
  • Adrien Brody (alt. spelling) - actor
  • Adrian Peterson - football player
  • Adrian Pasdar - actor
  • Adrian Monk - character in Monk

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