What does Adrian mean?
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 variants: Ade, Adiran, Adrain, Adrean, Adreean, Adreeyan, Adreyan, Adriaan, Adriano, Adrien▲, Adrin, Adrino, Adrion, Adron, Adryan, Adya, Arjen, Aydrean, Aydreean, Aydrian, Aydrien, Edrian, Hadrian, Hadriano, Hadrien, Haydrian and Haydrien.more]
How popular is Adrian?
Adrian is a very prominent first name for males (#227 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6036 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Adrian for boys. Adrian reached its top rank of #56 in the U.S. in 2011, and is presently at #59. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Adrian and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Adrian (#59 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Adrain, Adrien (#798 2 years ago) and Darian (#793). These relations of Adrian were popular in 2003 (average #585) and are almost as popular today (#662, ▼18.7%). Adrian is more familiar than the rest, although Adrien seems to be becoming a favorite too, and Darian has become less contemporary. (2014 Birth Statistics)