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Adena Meaning

    

What does Adena mean?

The name Adena is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Adena is "delicate, soft, delightful, luxurious".

Adena is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-de-na.

The Given Name Adena

The Adena people were prehistoric American Indian peoples that lived in the Ohio River valley and the adjacent regions of Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky from about 800 B.C. to 1 A.D. They were the first of three civilizations known as the Mound Builders. The Hopewell and the Mississippians were the second and third such civilizations.

The Adenas built cone shaped mounds for the dead. They also built animal shaped mounds that might have had a religious meaning. The burial mounds were built by pouring earth from thousands of baskets on top of a burned mortuary building probably as part of a burial ritual. Often a new mortuary structure would be placed atop the new mound and the process would occur again. After a number of these cycles, a quite prominent earthwork would be formed. The finished mounds generally ranged in size form 20 to 300 feed in diameter.

Although the Adenas were mostly known for these mounds there were also notable for their agricultural practices, pottery, artistic works and extensive trading network.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Adena Halpern.

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Adena Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 12,406 in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 7,078 in baby name popularity for girls with 16 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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Adena Related Names

Adena is a variant of Adina.

The names Adar, Adish, Aedh are all forms of Adena.

Famous Adenas

  • Adena Halpern ~ Writer

Adena Numerology

What will your new littleAdena be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Adena Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Adena in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Adena.

Just for fun, see the name Adena in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Adena in Nautical Flags page.