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What does Adan mean?

Adan /adan/ as a name for boys (also used less commonly as girls' name Adan). Adan's name origins are Hebrew and Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Adan is "earth; fire". Adan is a variant form, with the suffix -n, of Adam (Hebrew): from "adama". Adan is also a Spanish form of Aden (Gaelic): transcription of Aodh.


Adan has 2 variants: Adin and Adon.

Adan has 21 more relations via Adam, Aden: Ad, Adamo, Adams, Adao, Addam, Addams, Addem, Addie, Addis, Addy, Ade, Adem, Adham, Adhamh, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adom, Atim and Edom.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Adad, Alan, ..

(female) Adanne, Adne, ..

How popular is Adan?

Adan is a somewhat popular first name for males (#752 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#11476 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Adan for boys. Adan was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #286 in the U.S. in the year 2004, and is at #373 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Adam (#79 in recent rankings), Aden (#335), Adin (#1733), Adams, Addie and Ad are the prominent varying forms of Adan (#373 in recent rankings). Usage of these relations of Adan was common 3 decades ago (adoption of 1.07%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.38%, down 65%), with the form Adam falling out of fashion. Adan and Aden are two of the more trendy names for newborns among these.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aden, Adin in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Adan is pronounced similarly to Aedan, Aidan, Aiden, Aidyn, Auden, Aydan, Ayden, Aydin, Eaden, Eadin, Edan, Eden, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edwin, Edwyn, Edyn, Eidan, Eiden, Idan, Odin, Odon and Udayan. Other suggested similar names are Aaran, Abad, Abran, Adair, Adal, Adar, Adlin, Admon, Adnah, Adnan, Adrian, Adrin, Ahsan, Aidano, Aitan, Alan, Alban, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Allan, Alun, Alvan, Aman, Amon, Amyn, Andon, Aram, Aran, Arda, Ardal, Ardian, Aren, Arin, Arman, Arnan, Asad, Asen, Athan, Avon, Ayman, Azam, Ean, Eian, Ewan, Fran, Ivan, Jean, Juan, Shan and Tan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Adan.