PRONOUNCED: HAY-dree-ən (English) [key]
Meaning & History
From the Roman cognomen Hadrianus
, which meant "from Hadria" in Latin. Hadria was a town in northern Italy (it gave its name to the Adriatic Sea). A famous bearer of the name was Publius Aelius Hadrianus, better known as Hadrian, a 2nd-century Roman emperor who built a wall across northern Britain.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hadrianus (Ancient Roman), Adrià (Catalan), Adrijan, Jadran, Jadranko (Croatian), Adrian (Danish), Adriaan, Adrianus, Arjan, Ad, Arie (Dutch), Adrian (English), Adrien (French), Adrian (German), Adorján (Hungarian), Adriano (Italian), Adrian (Norwegian), Adrian (Polish), Adriano (Portuguese), Adrian (Romanian), Adrian (Russian), Adrián (Spanish), Adrian (Swedish) |