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What does Adonis mean?

Adonis Pronunciation of Adonis [ado-nis] as a boys' name is pronounced a-DAHN-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Adonis is "extremely good looking, handsome". Greek mythology: a youth beloved of Aphrodite, goddess of love. The name has come to mean a paragon of male beauty, making it very hard to live with.

Associated with: greek, good, mythology.


Adonis has 5 variants: Addonia, Adohnes, Adon, Adones and Adonys.

1 feminine form: Adonia.

Creative forms:
(male) Adonio, Aronis, ..

(female) Adoia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Adonis Maurice (A.M.), ..

How popular is Adonis?

Adonis is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#66676 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Adonis entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #577 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #702 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adonis name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Adonis is alike in pronunciation to Adonias. Other recommended names are Aaronas, Abondio, Adair, Adamik, Adams, Adan, Addams, Addie, Addis, Aden, Adi, Adil, Adin, Adlin, Adnah, Adnet, Adolfo, Adollf (see Adolph), Adolph, Adom, Adonia, Adonijah, Adoniya, Adrain, Adron, Aeolus, Ahlois, Aineis, Aiolos, Aldis, Aldon, Aldous, Alexis, Aloess, Aloin, Alois, Alon, Alonzo, Alvis, Alwis, Amadis, Amani, Amos, Amoss, Andon, Andonia, Andris, Ani, Antonio, Antonius, Aramis, Ardon, Aris, Armoni, Arris, Arvis, Avon, Bernis, Boris, Burnis, Clovis, Denis, Dennis, Elois, Enis, Ennis, Floris, Joris, Leonis, Louis, Moris, Odis, Tannis and Yannis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Adonis.

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