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 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).
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).