The meaning of the name “Adam” is: “Man; earth; of the red earth”.
Additional information: Adam is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘Man,’ and was the name of Adam, the first man created from the earth by God who lived in the Garden of Eden in Genesis of the Old Testament. It is also associated with 'adama' (earth), from which God was supposed to have made the first humans. According to the Bible Adam and Eve were the first humans, and lived in the Garden of Eden until the original sin. St. Adam is the patron saint of gardeners.
Addy is a popular diminutive, and variants include Adamina (Addyson, Addison) as a feminine form of Adam. As far as biblical names go Adam is one of the less formal sounding names. Most countries use the spelling ‘Adam,’ but some countries have different spelling and pronunciation of the name such as the Italian ‘Adamo,’ and the Lithuanian ‘Adomas.’ Common misspellings tent to be left out letters or misplacement of letters-‘Adm,’ ‘Aadm,’ ‘Adaam.’
The name Adam remains in the top hundred names for boys peaking at the eighteenth place in 1983, and 1984. The name sees particular popularity in Muslim and Christian majority countries. Adam is also a common surname and is typically plural: ‘Adams.’
Famous people named Adam include Adam Gemili (English Olympic Athlete), Adam Levine (American Musician), and Adam Sandler (American Comedian). Famous fictional characters named Adam are the infamous first man Adam who was deceived by the snake in the Bible tale, and Adam a strong character in Paradise Lost, Adam Strange, a superhero in DC Comics, and Adam Schaffer from the popular film It’s Complicated.
In all of Christianity, the tale of Adam and Eve is the human creation myth. In the Bible Adam and Eve are held accountable for the “Fall of Man,” and are responsible for populating the earth. Adam is also associated with the myth/legend of Lilith who was supposedly his wife before Eve. Adam and Eve are the parents of the famous biblical figures of Cain, Abel, and Seth.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Adam for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Adam is a boy name.
The name Adam is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Arabic speaking countries, English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries, Polish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Adam we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Adam Name Meaning
The meaning of Adam is “Man; earth; of the red earth”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Adam and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Adam and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Adam is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Adam
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Adam displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Adam Boy Name Popularity Chart
Adam Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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