Gender Masculine
Scripts Адриан(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈeɪ.dɹi.ən/(English) /a.dri.ˈan/(Romanian) /ˈa.drjan/(Polish) /ˈa.dʁi.aːn/(German) /ɐ.drʲɪ.ˈan/(Russian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Form of Hadrianus (see Hadrian) used in several languages. 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.

Related Names

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) Adrians(Latvian) Adrijan(Macedonian) Adriano(Portuguese) Jadran, Jadranko(Serbian) Adrián(Slovak) Jadran, Jadranko(Slovene) Adrián(Spanish)
Same SpellingAdrián
User SubmissionAdrían

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Austria: January 9
Austria: September 8
Bulgaria: August 26
Norway: March 4
Poland: March 4
Poland: March 5
Poland: July 8
Poland: September 8
Romania: August 26
Sweden: March 4


Entry updated April 23, 2024