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Meaning of Adrian

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The name Adrian has the following meaning:

One who is from Hadria. Hadria is a town in the northern regions of Italy.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby boy name, Adrian is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 69 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Adrian fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 58 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Adrian in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Adrian is pronounced as ay-dree-ehn


Adrian originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Adrian and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Adrian: Boys - Dominic, Girls - Adriana, Cecilia, Clarabelle, Deifilia, Karley, Marcie, Rosa, Velvet, Zona, Both genders - Justin


Popular Variants for the name Adrian: Ade, Adorjan (Hungarian), Adrain, Adrean, Adreean, Adreeyan, Adreyan, Adriaan, Adriano (Italian), Adriao (Portuguese), Adrien, Adrin (Spanish), Adrino, Adrion, Adron, Adryan, Adya, Aidrian (Irish Gaelic), Arje (Dutch), Arjen, Aydrean, Aydreean, Aydrian, Aydrien, Hadrian


We think the name Adrian should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Adrian to be: Rich, sensitive and thoughtful chap

In one word, you might describe Adrian as a(n) "thoughtful" person.

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Famous persons

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

Adrian Mihai Cioroianu, born on 5 January, a famous historian. Adrian Mihai Cioroianu's background: A Romanian historian, politician, journalist, and essayist. A lecturer for the History Department at the University of Bucharest, he is the author of several books dealing with Romanian history (and specifically with the history of Communist Romania). He is also noted for his contribution as co-author of a high school textbook.

Adrian Belew, born on 23 December, a famous musician. Adrian Belew's background: An American guitarist and vocalist (and sometimes drummer, pianist and bass player), perhaps best known for his work as a member of the progressive rock group King Crimson, which he first joined in 1981.

Adrian Charles 'Ade' Edmondson, born on 24 January, a famous actor. Adrian Charles 'Ade' Edmondson's background: An English actor, comedian, director and writer. He is probably best known for his comedic roles as the stereotypical dumb violent punk Vyvyan in The Young Ones (19821984) and Eddie Hitler in Bottom (19911995) which he also co-wrote and starred opposite his comedy partner Rik Mayall.
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