Adrienne is a feminine variation of the Latin name Adrian, whose lineage stretches back to Antiquity. A French take on the Latin hadrianus, the name literally translates as "man from Hadria." While perhaps not the most riveting of meanings, it still bears some interesting claims to fame thanks to the Roman emperor Hadrian. The figure behind Hadrian's Wall, Hadrian was considered one of the Five Good Emperors though not without his unique quirks and complex shades. It seems Adrian's earliest bearer was every bit a trendsetter and creative soul in his day. Not only adept at astrology, Hadrian was a poet and architect whose beard single-handedly revolutionized style in the empire—making Adrienne every bit the original hipster.
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