Meaning:From Hadria; Rich
Hadria was a town in northern Italy that gave its name to the Adriatic Sea. The name Adrian means "from Hadria." The name Adrian was a saint's name taken by several early popes, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. Additionally, the name has Greek roots with an alternative meaning of "rich." A popular masculine name in the 20th and 21st centuries, Adrian has an androgynous quality that may make it sound too similar to the female Adrienne for some parents' tastes. Actors Adrian Grenier and Adrien Brody show two ways to spell the name.
Famous People Named Adrian
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- Adrian GonzalezBaseball Player
- Adrian GrenierTV Actor
- Adrian MarcelR&B Singer
- Adrian PetersonFootball Player
Adrian Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Adrian is currently #238 on The Bump
Boy:Adrian is currently #179 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Adrian is currently #133 on The Bump Girl Names
Overall:Adrian is currently #103 in U.S. births
Boy:Adrian is currently #100 in U.S. births
Girl:Adrian is currently #5044 in U.S. births
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