Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:174
Meaning:Son of red earth
Adam is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “son of red earth.” According to the Hebrew and Christian bibles, this is the first name ever given to a man. With that, you can rest assured your little one’s title is rich in culture and steeped in history to inspire him throughout life. Borne from ashes and dust, Adam comes from the Hebrew word adamah, meaning “ground,” “earth,” and “soil.” With a name inspired by the fundamentals of the earth, baby Adam can embrace life from the ground up, learning more and more about the world as he grows. Although rooted in faith, there are also many pop-culture figures named Adam, including Driver, Levine, Brody, and Sandler, each making their own unique mark on the name.

Famous People Named Adam

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Adam Brody
    Actor
  • Adam Carolla
    radio personality
  • Adam Levine
    Musician
  • Adam Sandler
    Actor
  • Adam Silver
    Basketball Player
  • Adam Smith
    Economist

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Source: Social Security Administration

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