Meaning and name origin
Adnan \a-dnan, ad-nan\ as a boy's 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 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 the baby name popularity of the name Adnan for boys. Adnan has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).