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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 and Damek.
Baby names that sound like Adam are Wadham and Jotham.
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Popularity of Adam
Adam is a very popular first name for men (#69 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2706 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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