Meaning and name origin
Adrian \a-drian, ad-rian\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Adrian), is pronounced AY-dree-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Adrian is "from Hadria". Place name: Hadria was a town in northern Italy, which gave its name to the Adriatic Sea. The name was borne by the Roman emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus (second century AD). Hadrian's Wall was built across northern England during his reign. Also the name of the 12th-century pope Adrian IV (the only English pope in history). First popular in the 1950s in Britain. Hollywood costume designer Adrian; actor Adrien Brody.
Adrian has 27 variant forms: Ade, Adiran, Adrain, Adrean, Adreean, Adreyan, Adreeyan, Adriaan, Adriano, Adrien, Adrin, Adrino, Adrion, Adron, Adryan, Adya, Arjen, Aydrean, Aydreean, Aydrian, Aydrien, Edrian, Hadrian, Hadriano, Hadrien, Haydrian and Haydrien.
Adrian is a very popular first name for males (#227 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5972 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Adrian for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adrian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Adrian (#59), Darian (#793), Adrien (#798), Adrain and Adriano. (2014 statistics).