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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 boy names Admon, Damek and Eunan.

There are 2 feminine forms of Adam: Adamina and Adana.


Adam is a very popular first name for males (#69 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2706 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adam for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adam name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adam and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adam (#79), Adan (#373), Addison and Addie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adam, Adan, Addison, Addie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Adal, Adar, Aden, Adin, Adnah, Adon, Aedan, Aidan, Aram, Aydan and Azam. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adam.