Adriana: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Adriana | Girls
Origin of the name Adriana:
Feminine form of Adrien, which is from the Latin Adriānus (from the city of Adria) and Hadriānus (from the city of Hadria). Var: Adrian, Adriana, Adriann, Adrianne, Adrienn. Pet: Addi, Addie, Addy.
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Usage: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, English
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My name is Adriana. I like my name bcause i think it has personality and it adds a lot of "flavor" to a person! For example, I consider myself very favorful! hehe. I think it is somewhat common in Puerto Rico (where I live), for i know many Adrianas . (at least 10) , but I do not think it is very common in the continental U.S.A. The only problem is that it is very hard for americans to pronounce my name the way I usually pronounce it ( a-dri-ANA). They can only pronounce it (EI-dri-ana) . That is the only problem I have with my name. Otherwise, I am very content with it and encourage and support all other Adriana or potential Adriana's out there!
- Nicknames for Adriana: | Edit
Aje (pronounced "age" from a young cousin who couldn't pronounce "dri")
Everyone called my grandmother Adriana 'Jeanne', but it's a bit of a stretch!
I've always been called "adri", but since I came to italy they seem to prefer "adrià" (accent on the last a). it may be just that romans tend to eat the words though.+
All The Adriana's I know are nickname "ADRI"is a very sexy nick
I use to say AdriNANA as a kid and "Nana" stuck
- Meanings and history of the name Adriana: | Edit
I have read several times now that the name comes from the inhabitants of "Adria" (just as mentioned above, under "origin"). the toponym, however, derives from the latin word "ater", meaning "black". so we could conclude the name means "dark" or "the dark one". other sites include "wealthy" and "rich" as other possible complementary meanings.
- Famous real-life people named Adriana: | Edit
Adriana Lima (Brazilian model)
Adriana Barraza (Mexican actress)
- Adriana in song, story & screen: | Edit
Adriana La Cerva, character on the Sopranos
Adriana, character in Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors' (Wife to Antipholus of Ephesus)
"Adriana LeCouvreur," opera by Cilea
"Pretty Little Adriana" by Vince Gill
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Global Popularity of the Name Adriana
- #29 in Spain
- #50 in Czech Republic
- #124 in United States
- #231 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #301 in Norway
- #350 in Canada (Quebec)