Adrian Name Meaning & Origin

Adrian

Pronunciation: AY-dree-ən (key)

Origin of the name Adrian:

Derived from the Latin Adriānus (man from the city of Adria) and Hadriānus (man from the city of Hadria).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Adrien, Hadrian

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Nicknames for Adrian

Ace, Adri, Ady, Age, Dryn, A-D (pronounced Ay-Dee), Ade
A nickname for Adrianus, Adi (pronounced Ah-Dee)

Meanings and history of the name Adrian

In Latin it means,"Of the Adriatic" In German it means, "Black;Dark"

Famous real-life people named Adrian

Adrian Grenier (born 1976), American actor
Adrian Peterson (born 1985), American football player
Adrian R'Mante (born 1978), American actor
Adrian Pasdar (born 1965), American actor
Adrien Brody (born 1973), American actor
Adrian Reed Dilley (born 1993), from the first surviving set of sextuplets born in the United States
Adrian Vandenberg ( born 1956) Dutch Musician,Guitarist

Adrian in song, story & screen

Adrian Monk (played by Tony Shalhoub), the obsessive-compulsive detective in the American television show Monk.
Adrian Blue, drummer.
The son of the devil in the movie Rosemary's Baby (1968).
Adrian Mole, the protagonist of "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4" and the many books that follow.
Adrian Ivashkov, one of the characters in the book series 'The Vampire Academy'

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