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What does Ad mean?

Ad Pronunciation of Ad [ad] as a boys' name has its roots in Hebrew, Old English and Old German, and Ad means "earth; son of Adam; God is just; noble, majestic wolf". Ad is a variant form of Adam (Hebrew): from "adama". Ad is also a derivative of Addison (Old English). Ad is also used as a variation of Adlai (Hebrew) and Adolph (Old German).

Associated with: old english, earth, just, noble, wolf.


Ad has 1 variant: Ade.

21 more different relations via Adam, Addison, Adlai, Adolph: Adamo, Adams, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addem, Addie, Addis, Addy, Adem, Adham, Adim, Adley, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adolf, Adom, Atim, Atli and Edom.

Creative forms:
(male) Adai, And, ..

(female) Ae, Ati, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ad Evin (A.E.), ..

How popular is Ad?

Ad is a rare first name for men. Ad is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ad entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #1677 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ad name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ad outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ad listed in the Top 2000 are Adam (#73 a year ago), Adams, Adan (#395), Addie, Addison (#1203), Adlai, Adolf and Adolph. Other forms, like Atli, are uncommon. These forms of Ad were at the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (average #1448) and are now much less widespread (#1519, 69.4%), with forms such as Adolph becoming less in vogue. Adam is more familiar than the rest, though Adan has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ad, Adam, Adams, Adan, Addie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Addison, Adlai, Adolf, Adolph in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ad is pronounced similarly to Aad, Aed, Aodh, Ed, Edd and Wade. Other suggested similar names are Ab, Adi, Ado, Al, Am, Ard and Ax. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ad.

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