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What does Hadrian mean?

Hadrian Pronunciation of Hadrian [hadri-an] as a boys' name is pronounced HAY-dree-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Hadrian is "from Hadria". Variant of Adrian. Hadria was a north Italian city. The Roman emperor Hadrianus (second century AD) was a gifted writer and architect; he caused Hadrian's Wall to be built in Britain.

Associated with: roman, emperor (king), britain (england).


Hadrian has 4 variants: Adrian, Adriano, Adrien and Hadrien.

12 more alternative forms via Adrian: Adrean, Adriaan, Adrin, Adrion, Adryan, Aydrean, Aydrian, Aydrien, Edrian, Hadriano, Haydrian and Haydrien.

Creative forms:
(male) Hadrim, Hartan, ..

(female) Hadrini, Hadrita, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hadrian Yusef (H.Y.), ..

How popular is Hadrian?

Hadrian is a rare given name for men. Hadrian is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Adrian (#58 in 2015), Adrien (#855) and Adriano are the popular alternative forms of Hadrian (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Hadrian was common a decade ago (median #847) and is almost as widespread today (#971, down 13%). Adrien and Adrian are two of the more trendy boy names among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adrian, Adriano, Adrien in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abrian, Andrian, Brian, Cadfan, Campian, Carman, Carsan, Cyprian, Dacian, Dadrian, Daivian, Damian, Dargan, Darian, Darrian, Dorian, Dorrian, Fabian, Gabrian, Garman, Garran, Haakin, Hadar, Hadaram, Haddan, Haddin, Haddon, Haden, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadon, Hadriel, Hadwin, Hadwinn, Hadwyn, Hakan, Halfdan, Hamlin, Harben, Harden, Hardon, Hari, Harkan, Harlan, Harland, Harlin, Harman, Harmon, Harri, Harrie, Harris, Harriss, Hartman, Harun, Hasan, Havin, Hawkin, Hazaiah, Hedwin, Hedwinn (see Hadwin), Herin, Herman, Jacian, Jadrian, Jarran, Jorian, Jurian, Kadan, Karlan, Laurian, Midian, Salvian, Taran, Tarran, Taurean and Torrian. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hadrian.

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