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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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adnan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Adnan is alike in pronunciation to Adnon and Ednan. Other recommended similar baby names are Adan, Admon, Adnah, Annan and Arnan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Adnan.