Adrian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Adrian

Adrian

Pronunciation: AY-dree-ən (key)

Origin of the name Adrian:

Derived from the Latin Adriānus (man from the city of Adria) and Hadriānus (man from the city of Hadria).

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Comments and insights on the name Adrian: | Edit

Adrian was a family surname for us, my grandmother's maiden in fact. I thought we were being a little odd in 1994 when I named my son Adrian as I had heard it mostly as a feminine name. I was so wrong, I hear it everywhere now and not just young children. Alot of Carribean and European men are named Adrian, it must be more traditional in these places. Still love the name even though it is not as original as I thought.

Keegan and Adrian is a good match, I think. :)

Personal experiences with the name Adrian: | Edit

My son (preschool-age) is often mistakenly called the more common name Aiden.

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My twin brother is called Adrian, which we often shorten to 'Ade'. i think it shows he's srong and reliable, while Ade can show his playful side.

Nicknames for Adrian: | Edit

Adri, Ady, Age, Dryn, A-D (pronounced Ay-Dee), Ade
A nickname for Adrianus, Adi (pronounced Ah-Dee)

Meanings and history of the name Adrian: | Edit

In Latin it means,"Of the Adriatic" In German it means, "Black;Dark"

Famous real-life people named Adrian: | Edit

Adrian Grenier (born 1976), American actor
Adrian Peterson (born 1985), American football player
Adrian R'Mante (born 1978), American actor
Adrian Pasdar (born 1965), American actor
Adrien Brody (born 1973), American actor
Adrian Reed Dilley (born 1993), from the first surviving set of sextuplets born in the United States
Adrian Vandenberg ( born 1956) Dutch Musician,Guitarist

Adrian in song, story & screen: | Edit

Adrian Monk (played by Tony Shalhoub), the obsessive-compulsive detective in the American television show Monk.
Adrian Blue, drummer.
The son of the devil in the movie Rosemary's Baby (1968).
Adrian Mole, the protagonist of "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4" and the many books that follow.
Adrian Ivashkov, one of the characters in the book series 'The Vampire Academy'

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