What does Adlai mean?
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.
How popular is Adlai?
Adlai is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Adlai is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Adlai and related names. The only prominent varying form of Adlai (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000 is Addie. Adoption of this relation of Adlai reached its apex during 1880-1889 (#789) and is now lower. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Adlai is pronounced similarly to Audley. Other recommended similar baby names are Adair, Adal, Adam▲, Adan▲, Adao, Adar, Addam, Adham, Adi, Adlar, Adlard, Adler, Adlin, Adnah, Adrain, Adya, Alain, Alair, Alan▲, Ali▲, Allain, Allan▼, Anrai, Arlan and Aslan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Adlai.