Pretty! A while back I preferred this over Adrianna, but now I actually like Adrianna a little better. However, both are beautiful!
Crystal_Fox  3/29/2021
Also Niçard:
You'll find bearers on social media.
Frollein Gladys  3/11/2021
Also Gascon and Provençal: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Frollein Gladys  3/8/2021
I think we should be really using this name for girls instead of Adrian because it is just so pretty!
Janessa2542  2/13/2021
Adriana is also Swedish and Bulgarian. The name day for Adriana in Sweden is March 4. The name day for Adriana in Bulgaria is August 26.

Scripts: Адриана (Bulgarian)
glacier_bear_82  12/30/2020
Very pretty but I will never use.
Inxpect  12/28/2020
Also Bulgarian, spelled Адриана.
You'll find numerous bearers on social media. [noted -ed]
Frollein Gladys  12/9/2020
I prefer the pronunciation /ə.dɹi.ˈæn.ə/
― Anonymous User  11/23/2020
Anders1234  10/19/2020
So incredibly gorgeous. It just flows beautifully. I love that it has multiple pronunciations depending on location. In Canada we typically say Ay-dree-Anna but sometimes Ay-dree-ona. One baby book describes it as global, literary, antique and sultry. Does it get any better than this!?
― Anonymous User  9/27/2020
The most ugly name in the world. It's OFFENSIVE.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2020
This is a really pretty name. I like it spelled with only one N best.
noisynora  9/2/2020
Adriana means mujer del mar (woman of the sea)
My first born is called Adriana and her nickname is Adri or Adi.
It's funny, my initials are AD and my partner's initials are RI hence Adri and I fell in love with the name meaning even more. I also found out I was pregnant during our holiday in a tropical island in Asia. The sea reminds me of her. Perfect name for me.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2020
For the Spanish pronunciation, I think that DH should be part of the second syllable, just like in Adrián. [noted -ed]
colisman  5/23/2020
Adriana is a very pretty name! I prefer this over Adrian on a girl and Adrienne.
someone-  5/16/2020
I have a cousin with this name and I’ve always found it so pretty :)
― Anonymous User  4/12/2020
I adore this name! I like the pronunciation Ay-dree-ann-uh the most.
littleraeoflight  11/21/2019
Very pretty!
nylonpanda  10/22/2019
Adriana Caselotti was the voice for Snow White in the 1938 Disney version of "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs".
FlowerIris44  9/9/2019
I like it pronounced Ah-dree-awn-uh.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2019
Also Occitan: --- Source: Institut d'études occitanes
Frollein Gladys  6/23/2019
My mom grew up on the Adriatic coast, and Adriana is a very typical name there. But when I was growing up in New York, all the kids on the school bus tormented me every day with "Adriana Banana!" They pronounced the A (like Ay) instead of Ah. It was so traumatic for a 5-year-old that I went to bed every night wishing my name were Jenny. Now, in 2018, every time I say my name, people always comment what a beautiful name Adriana is. Oh, if they only knew what I went through. Luckily, I no longer fear saying my name and can at least enjoy my middle-age years with the name I was given.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2018
The main name day for Adriana in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is on February 15th, which is typically overshadowed by the major holiday on that day.
XTOC6  7/4/2018
Adriana (one letter N) is a name recognized by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine and the diaspora... and why we choose it for our daughter.
It it properly written in Ukrainian as Адріана (again only one letter н) because it comes from the name Adrian (Адріан).
People also use various versions with the letter Yah (Я) but this is the informal version or common version, and therefore not for documentation use either.
XTOC6  7/4/2018
I love the name ADRIANA because my mom made it a mix of my granny (ANNA) and grandpa's (ANDRIES) name, so my name will always remind me off them and how much I love them.
anamika  5/26/2017
Adriana Kristina Leon is a Canadian professional soccer player for Swiss club FC Zürich Frauen in the Nationalliga A. She previously played for the Chicago Red Stars and the Western New York Flash in the NWSL and is a member of the Canada women's national soccer team.
cutenose  1/21/2017
Adriana is also in use in the Netherlands (where it is the feminine form of Adriaan) and in Russia (where it is the feminine form of Adrian).

The name is spelled as Адриана in Russia.

Also, the Dutch pronunciation for the name is: ah-dree-AH-nah.

- (in Dutch)
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Lucille  11/27/2016
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2000, as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics from 2003 to 2010 and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials.
cutenose  6/16/2016
I named my daughter Adriana in 1991. I thought is was the most beautiful name I had ever heard. We call her Adri as a nick name.
kimkimkimmy  6/8/2016
Beautiful name! I love it.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2016
I have a friend named Adriana, and she's quite the soft, feminine, wallfower type of girl. So I always think of that type of person when I hear this name. It's pretty, but I slightly prefer Adrienne or Ariadne.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
Gorgeous, classy, and elegant name!
― Anonymous User  1/16/2016
Adriana was very popular in the 70s and 80s, as well as Adriane, its graphical variant used in Brazil. Examples of the thousands of existing Adrianas in Brazil is Brazilian model Adriana Lima, singer Adriana Calcanhoto, the actress Adriana Esteves and many others, famous or anonymous.
It has a meaning, that for two decades the name Adriana has been a favorite of many parents to name their daughters, so for them, that moment was a beautiful name, perfect, lush. Unfortunately, despite its name still has its adherents today, it has lost some brightness because of excessive popularity.
And like any cycle of most popular names, it ended up going and leaving other names to take their place. It is very likely that in a few decades it will return again with great force at the time that the popularity of these two decades of 1970-80, no longer have.
julianazalamena  9/3/2015
My 2 year-old's daughter name is Adriana but we started calling her Adria within months of her birth. People always comment on how pretty both names are.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2014
This is my daughter's name. We call her RiRi for short or just get lazy and call her Adrian (yes, as in Rocky's famous, 'Yo, Adrian!'). I think the nickname Adrian is cute for Adriana, sounds like 'Adrienne' anyway. Other nicknames I've seen for this name: Adris, Adria or Rianna.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2014
This name is beautiful, intelligent, and sophisticated. I can easily picture a two year girl playing with her dolls, all the way to an eighteen year old getting her diploma! It is a very inserting name indeed. Maybe that's why I love it so much!
MusicBelle  10/18/2013
SEC908  11/30/2012
This name is so overused in Brazil. I remember having two or three Adrianas in every class. It's a nice name, though I am a little bored with it.
Buneary  10/21/2012
I've only heard it pronounced 'Aydr-ee-ahna' like Adrienne + Ana. It's still a pretty name though. :)
foreverslowly  7/9/2012
It's pretty, I like it.
Chrila96  10/30/2010
Adriana, feminine form of Adrian, means "Woman of Sea".
arryflag  5/4/2010
It is very classy and beautiful. I just think it is way too common.
Alora  1/30/2010
I think Adriana is a gorgeous name, strong, mature and very feminine. It reminds me of Adriatic sea. Italian and Spanish pronunciation works best for me, because it rolls of the tongue so nicely. I don't really like English pronunciation, but that's just me.
XxproudrulerxX  11/28/2009
I think this name is absolutely gorgeous. I think I will name my future daughter Adriana Chloe, and have her go by Chloe so she can have the strong, regal first name, but she has Chloe as a cute name to go by as a little girl/teenager and probably adult just because then she would be accustomed to it.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2009
It's pretty but a bit too serious for me. I wouldn't name my daughter this because it sounds so serious and almost too like you're trying too hard to give a beautiful elegant name, if that makes sense. I wouldn't want to call a child this in public constantly like "audriana, audriana, audriana" a bit of a mouthful. It also lacks youthfulness. But it's much classier than names like Brittney, Chrystal, Brandi, Hunter etc.
becca_marciano  4/14/2009
Model Adriana Josefik.
Emilie007  9/21/2008
Actress Adriana Neubauer.
Emilie007  9/9/2008
Simply beautiful, so feminine and elegant.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2008
I love the name Adriana, it's beautiful and unlike other gorgeous names, it's not overused. I would definitely give my daughter (if I am blessed to have one) this name. This is also the name of Melissa (Gallo) Fumero's character on "One Life to Live".
― Anonymous User  8/25/2008
The name is pretty, but I wouldn't really use such a Catholic name, as I don't like religions at all. Besides, the model Adriana Lima has ruined this name.
slight night shiver  5/14/2008
A famous bearer was American actress Adriana Caselotti (May 16, 1916 - January 19, 1997). She provided the voice for Snow White in the 1937 Disney film 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.'
AndrewJKD  4/12/2008
There is a model for Maybelline New York named Adriana.
ilovespencerc  4/9/2008
Adriana is the name of a character in the series DIVE, by Gordan Korman.
Patricia Underwood  2/1/2008
I love this name. It's a beautifull name.
starlightxx  8/8/2007
Adriana Iliescu was 66 when she gave birth to a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2007
Also used in Slovenia, though not as common as Adrijana.
earthnut  7/20/2007
Adriana is also the Czech and Slovak form. [noted -ed]
Name Day: 26th June (in the Czechia).
Karcoolka  6/22/2007
I love the name Adriana! It's so beautiful that I gave it to my daughter Adriana Janelle. I like all the pronunciations except ones that end with "anna" instead of "ana".
AmandaHughes  5/24/2007
I love it! And, I would pronounce it Ay dree ah nuh. I don't like Ah dree ah nuh. I have a combo, which is Adriana Simone.
Lumiereslove  5/1/2007
I believe spelling this name with only one N instead of two makes the name flow better. One word: BEAUTIFUL.
Taydbug112  4/19/2007
No offense but I just don't like this name. It sounds cold and standoffish.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2007
Adriana (played by Drea DeMatteo) was Christopher Moltisanti's perpetual fiancee on the Sopranos. (The character was "whacked" after turning FBI informant.)
elizabeth hamlet  4/4/2007
This is a beautiful name, but a few friends of mine who have just had baby girls named their daughters Adriana or Ariana - there are now 2 Adriana Jaydens, 1 Adriana Jailin, 2 Ariana Jailyn, and 1 Jailin Adriana. Just seems that a lot of people like those A and J's put together.
alyse88  3/25/2007
I have to say something, because one person mentioned the Adriana's and all the J's. My parents liked the names Adriana, Jayne, Lily, Angela, Rose, and Jana. They couldn't decide. They ended up having having twins, me and my sister. My name is Adriana LilyJayne, and my sister's is Angela JanaRose. Of course, LilyJayne and JanaRose are our middle names, so people just call us Adriana and Angela.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2007
I'm not sure whether I prefer "ad-ree-anna" or "ay-dree-anna", but either way it's a gorgeous name.
Laurisgirl  3/14/2007
I love this name! It's so pretty!
Taydbug112  3/3/2007
Slovak supermodel Adriana Sklenaøíková also bears this name.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2006
Adriana is absolutely gorgeous, only said ah-dree-AH-nah.
JuliaF  4/23/2006
Adriana has many meanings, the most common are 'dark' or 'rich'. Two other meanings that are more interesting are "A woman from Adria" and "Mujer del mar" (meaning 'woman of the sea'). Adria is a town near the Adriatic sea so the meanings are somewhat related.
Rosethorn08  3/3/2006
Famous bearer of the name: Adriana Calcanhoto (a Brazilian singer).
Mary-Rach  8/10/2005
A famous bearer is Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima who was born in 1981 at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Adriana is of Portugese, French, Native American and Caribbean heritage.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2005

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