Adam Name Meaning & Origin

Adam

Pronunciation: A-dəm (key)

Origin of the name Adam:

Derived from the Hebrew adama (red earth).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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USAGE: English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
OTHER SCRIPTS: Адам (Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Macedonian), אָדָם (Hebrew), آدم (Arabic), ადამ (Georgian), Αδαμ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: A-dəm (English), a-DAWN (French), AH-dahm (German, Polish), AH:-dahm (Dutch), ah-DAHM (Russian, Ukrainian)
FEMININE FORM: Adamina (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Aatami (Finnish), Akamu (Hawaiian), Ádám (Hungarian), Ádhamh (Irish), Adamo (Italian), Adomas (Lithuanian), Addy (Medieval English), Adão (Portuguese), Adán (Spanish), Adem (Turkish)

Personal experiences with the name Adam: | Edit

I chose this name because it sounds so masculine. It is neither too common, nor too unusual. It is literally the oldest name around, yet doesn't sound "old-fashioned". It is a strong, simple name - two syllables with a hard consonant in the middle to give it strength (unlike Aaron, for example). It can't be shortened into any cutesy 9nicknames. It is classic without being overused. A perfect name, in my opinion.

My brothers name is Adam. He is a twin and 14 monthes younger then me.

Nicknames for Adam: | Edit

Ads, Adz, Adum, 'Dum, Addy, Lad

Meanings and history of the name Adam: | Edit

This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make". According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam was created from the earth by God (there is a word play on Hebrew אֲדָמָה ('adamah) "earth"). He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by Eve.
As an English Christian name, Adam has been common since the Middle Ages, and it received a boost after the Protestant Reformation. A famous bearer was Scottish economist Adam Smith (1723-1790).

Famous real-life people named Adam: | Edit

Adam Pitts, Drummer in the band Lawson
Adam Gontier, lead singer for the band Saint Asonia and ex-singer for Three Days Grace.
Adam Young,Owl City
Adam, Biblical first man to be created
Adam Lallana, English midfielder for Liverpool FC

Adam in song, story & screen: | Edit

Adam Milligan played by Jake Abel on the CW show Supernatural
Adam Davenport from Disney XD's Lab Rats and Lab Rats: Elite Force.
Adam Vasic in the Kelley Armstrong Series the otherworld women
Adam Hauptman in the Patricia Briggs series Mercy Thompson

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