Gender Masculine
Scripts Адриан(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. AY-dree-ən(English)

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) Ad(Limburgish) Adrijan(Macedonian) Adriano(Portuguese) Jadran, Jadranko(Serbian) Adrián(Slovak) Jadran, Jadranko(Slovene) Adrián(Spanish)
Same SpellingAdrián
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People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Bulgaria: August 26
Norway: March 4
Poland: March 4
Poland: March 5
Poland: July 8
Poland: September 8
Sweden: March 4


Entry updated June 13, 2019