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What does Adlai mean?

Adlai Pronunciation of Adlai as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Adlai) is pronounced AD-lay. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Adlai is "God is just". Aramaic contracted form of the Hebrew name Adaliah. Also possibly means "ornament" in Hebrew. Biblical name borne by a very minor character, the father of one of King David's herdsmen. Made famous in the 20th century by the presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson.


ASSOCIATED WITH just, biblical, king, famous, 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS Ad, Addie, Addy, Adley, Atlee, Atli

(male) Adlan, ..

(female) Adlia, ..

Adlai Sage (A.S.), ..

How popular is Adlai?

Adlai is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Adlai is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Adlai entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1093 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Adlai rated in the Top 2000 are Ad, Addie and Atlee. Usage of these relations of Adlai reached its apex during 1890-1899 (MEDIAN #1493).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adlai, Ad, Addie, Atlee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Adlai and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Adlai is pronounced similarly to Audley. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adair, Adal, Adam, Adan, Adao, Adar, Addam, Adham, Adi, Adlar, Adlard, Adler, Adlin, Adnah, Adnan, Adrain, Adya, Alain, Alair, Alan, Ali, Allain, Allan, Anrai, Arlan, Aslan and Atlas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Adlai.

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