Adriana Name Meaning & Origin

Adriana

Pronunciation: ah-dree-AH-nə; ay-dree-AN-ə (key)

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

Adriana and Ariadna are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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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

Ana & Ani.

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.

Feminine form of ADRIAN

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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