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What does Adams mean?

Adams Pronunciation of Adams [adams] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Adams is "earth". Adams is a variant form of Adam (Hebrew): from "adama".

Associated with: earth.


Adams has 1 variant: Addams.

20 more related forms via Adam: Ad, Adamo, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addem, Addie, Addis, Addy, Ade, Adem, Adham, Adhamh, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adom, Atim and Edom.

Creative forms:
(male) Aiams, Alams, ..

(female) Adais, Adas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Adams Judd (A.J.), ..

How popular is Adams?

Adams is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#39 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Adams entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1685 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Adam (#73 last year), Adan (#395), Addie and Ad are the prominent varying forms of Adams. Other variants, like Adnon, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Adams was at its highest 35 years ago (median #1283) and has become significantly less since (#1293, down 70%), with the version Adam going out of style. Adan is the most chic baby name in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abrams, Adael, Adair, Adal, Adamec, Adamek, Adamik, Adamok (see Damek), Adamson, Adar, Adare, Aias, Aram, Aramis and Azam. Like Adams, these names are not commonly used.

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