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Meaning and name origin

Adlai \a-dlai, ad-lai\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Adlai), is pronounced AD-lay. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Adlai is "God is just". Aramaic contracted form of the Hebrew name Adaliah. Also possibly means "ornament" in Hebrew. Biblical name borne by a very minor character, the father of one of King David's herdsmen. Made famous in the 20th century by the presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.


Adlai has 6 variant forms: Ad, Addie, Addy, Adley, Atlee and Atli.


Adlai is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adlai and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Addie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Addie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adlai and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Adal and Adlar. Like Adlai, these names are not commonly used.