Adrian/ Hadrian searching for the root.... Read on(guest, 18.104.22.168)
August 7, 2008 at 12:28:25 PM
If Adrian stems from Latin - Adrianus or Hadrianus meaning the man from Adria, an northern Italian town that gave its name to the Adriatic Sea.
But what is meaning of Adria?, is it from the Ilyrian word Adur meaning water, sea?. this would seem likely, Whilst the town is no longer on the coast and is now about 5 miles inland, it was once a seaport.
However, i have seen the root of adria quoted as being from ater meaning black?