Meaning and Name Origin
Adnan \a-dnan, ad-nan\ as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Adnan is "settler". Adnan was a descendant of Ismail (Ishmael), one of the sons of the biblical patriarch Ibrahim (Abraham). He and his descendants "settled" in the northern region of the Arabian peninsula in ancient times. Arms magnate Adnan Khashoggi.
Adnan is an uncommon given name for males and an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Adnan for boys. Adnan has yet to make it into the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)