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Adam Meaning


What does Adam mean?

The name Adam is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Adam is "man from the red earth".

Adam is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-dam.

The Given Name Adam

The name Adam is derived from the Hebrew adom meaning "red" or adamah (אֲדָמָה) meaning "earth". In the Old Testament, Adam was the name given to the first man that G-d created. That he was created from earth or clay and life was breathed into him.

Adam falls into the name categories biblical, celestial.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Adam 'Ad Rock' Horovitz, and Adam 'MCA' Yauch.

Adam Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 78 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,675 occurrences. It ranked 12,401 in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 77 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,919 occurrences. It ranked 11,596 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Adam has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Adam Name Popularity Page.

Adam Related Names

Variants of the name Adam include Aadam, Addam, Adym.

The names Aatami, Adama, Adamae, Adamah, Adamina, Adamine, Adaminna, Adamm, Adamo, Adan, Adana, Adao, Adem, Adhamh, Adnet, Adnot, Adram, Akamu, Avani, Azzam are all forms of Adam.

Famous Adams

  • Adam ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 1:27)
  • Adam 'Ad Rock' Horovitz ~ Hip Hop Musician
  • Adam 'MCA' Yauch ~ Hip Hop Musician
  • Adam Brody ~ Actor
  • Adam Driver ~ Actor
  • Adam Hann Byrd ~ Actor
  • Adam Levine ~ Pop Musician
  • Adam of Loccum ~ Saint
  • Adam Riess ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 2011
  • Adam Sandler ~ Actor
  • Adam Taggart ~ Soccer Player
  • Adam Trask ~ East of Eden character
  • Adam West ~ Actor

Adam Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Adam.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Adam Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Adam.

Just for fun, see the name Adam 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 Adam in Nautical Flags page.