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Adam meaning and name origin

Adam \a-dam\ as a boy's name is pronounced AD-um. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Adam is "earth". From "adama". In Hebrew, it is a generic term for "man". Biblical: in the Genesis account, he was the first man created from the red earth of Eden. The name was borne by a seventh-century Irish abbot of Fermo in Italy. Steadily used from the middle ages until the 1700s, and again beginning in the 1970s. An appropriate name for the first boy in a family that has produced many girls. Adan (a-DAHM) is the Spanish form. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; actor Adam Sandler.

Adam has 24 variant forms: Ad, Adamo, Adams, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addams, Addem, Addie, Addis, Addison, Addy, Ade, Adem, Adham, Adhamh, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adom, Atim, Atkins and Edom.

For more information, see also related names Admon, Damek and Eunan.

Suggested similar baby names are Adal, Adar, Aden, Adin, Adnah, Adon, Aedan, Aidan, Aram, Aydan and Azam.

View a list of the 21 names that reference Adam.

Popularity of Adam

Adam is a very popular first name for males (#69 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2706 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Adam name in U.S.
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