What does Adnan mean?
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 but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#88083 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Adnan for boys. Adnan has yet to make it into the list thus far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)