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What does Edom mean?

Edom /edom/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Edom is "red". Biblical: byname of Esau. In Scotland, the name is used as a variant of Adam.


Edom has 23 different forms via Adam: Ad, Adamo, Adams, Adan, Adao, Addam, Addams, Addem, Addie, Addis, Addison, Addy, Ade, Adem, Adham, Adhamh, Adim, Adnet, Adnon, Adnot, Adom, Atim and Atkins.

Kreatif forms: Edomea, Edomeo, Eoedom. [more]

How popular is Edom?

Edom is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#130443 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Adam (#79 a year ago), Adan (#373), Addison and Addie are the prominent related forms of Edom (not in Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Adhamh are seldom used. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 2004 (usage of 0.5285%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.387%, down 26.8%), with the forms Addison and Addie becoming less stylish. Adam (#79) and Adan (#373) are two of the more fashionable boy names in this list, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Adam. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Edom and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adam, Adan, Addie, Addison in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Edan, Eden, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn and Eton. Like Edom, these names are not frequently used.