What does Adrian mean?
Adrian [adri-an] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Adrian) is of Latin origin, and the name Adrian means "from Hadria". Adrian is an alternate spelling of Adrienne (Latin): French feminine version of Adrian. See also Hadria.
(female) Adrial, Adrias, ..
(male) Adriav, Adriaz, .. Middle name pairings:
Adrian Addisyn (A.A.), ..
How popular is Adrian?
Adrian is a very prominent first name for women (#959 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#6036 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Adrian was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #538 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Adrian rated in the Top 2000 are Adriana (#186 in 2015), Adrianna (#292), Adrienne (#848), Adrianne, Adriene, Adriane, Adria, Adra and Adreanna. Other variants, like Adrienah, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Adrian was common 9 years ago (usage of 0.33%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.2%, ▼41.3%).
Adrian▼ is alike in pronunciation to Audreen. Other recommended names are Abriana, Adan, Addiah, Adia, Adiah, Adin, Adoria, Adrah, Aeran, Aerin, Airin, Andrean, Andria, Andriana, Aria▲, Ariah▲, Ariana▲, Ariane, Arin, Arlan, Arria, Arriana, Audreana, Audria, Audriana, Audrianna, Audrina, Auria, Auriana, Cerian, Darian▼, Dorian, Eirian, Jadrian, Lorian, Marian▼, Mirian and Tirian. These names tend to be less frequently used than Adrian.