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ScriptsАдриан Russian
PronouncedPron.AY-dree-ən English
A-dryan Polish
A-dree-an German
u-dryi-AN Russian

Meaning & History

Form of Hadrianus (see HADRIAN). Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times.
DiminutiveAdi Romanian
Feminine FormsAdriana, Adrianna, Adrianne English Adriana Romanian Adriana, Adrianna Polish
Other Languages & CulturesHadrianus Ancient Roman Adrià Catalan Adrijan, Jadran, Jadranko Croatian Adriaan, Arjan, Ad, Adrianus, Arie, Aris Dutch Adrien, Hadrien French Hadrian History Adorján, Adrián Hungarian Adriano Italian Ad Limburgish Adrijan Macedonian Adriano Portuguese Jadran, Jadranko Serbian Jadran, Jadranko Slovene Adrián Spanish
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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute