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The name Adam has the following meaning:

Son of the red earth. Believe to be the first man created by God, this Old Testament name used to be extremely popular, but has been slipping down the ranks in recent years.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Adam is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 60 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Adam fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 74 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Adam in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Adam is pronounced as ad-um


Adam originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Adam and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Adam: Boys - Alpheus, Carmine, Danyele, Deror, Eben, Ebenezer, Ezra, Hiram, Israel, Jamin, Jared, Malachi, Meyer, Naftali, Nathan, Nehemiah, Nili, Nimrod, Omarion, Samuel, Girls - Leva, Rella, Selah, Tamya, Both genders - Dagan, Elsie, Micah


Popular Variants for the name Adam: Aatami (Finnish), Ad, Adamek, Adamh (Irish), Adamo (Italian), Adao (Portugese), Adas, Addams, Adnon (Spanish), Adnot, Adok (Polish), Adom, Atim, Atkins, Damek (Czech)


We think the name Adam should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Adam to be: A chap of little words but huge talent and capabilities

In one word, you might describe Adam as a(n) "capable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Adam (or its variants) are:

Douglas Noel Adams, born on 11 March , a famous author. Douglas Noel Adams's background: An English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a 'trilogy' of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad, or by his initials 'DNA'.

Samuel Adams, born on 27 September, a famous politician. Samuel Adams's background: An American statesman, politician, writer and political philosopher, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Adams was instrumental in garnering the support of the colonies for rebellion against Great Britain, eventually resulting in the American Revolution, and was also one of the key architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped American political culture.

John Adams, born on 30 October, a famous president. John Adams's background: The second President of the United States (1797-1801). He also served as America's first Vice President (1789-1797). He was defeated for re-election in the 'Revolution of 1800' by Thomas Jefferson. Adams was also the first President to reside in the newly-built White House in Washington, D.C., which was completed in 1800. Adams, a sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, was a driving force for independence in 1776. Jefferson called him the 'Colossus of Independence'. He represented the Continental Congress in Europe. He was a major negotiator of the eventual peace treaty with Great Britain, and chiefly responsible for obtaining the loans from the Amsterdam money market necessary for the conduct of the Revolution. His prestige secured his two elections as Washington's Vice President and his election to succeed him.
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