Adie

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Adie

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Adam, Adrian or Aidan.
    • 1874 Bertha de Jongh, The Sisters Lawless, by the author of Rosa Noel, page 245:
      "My only worth will be in always remembering to do the thing that pleases you; and yet, although I don't really like Adie, it has a more home-like, more whisperable sound than Adrian. Adrian is a grand, heroic sort of a name, yet what a beautiful name it is.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Adele, Adriana or Adrienne.
    • 2010 Mary Carnaghan, Adie, iUniverse, ISBN 144013698X, page 33:
      "I'd like if you call me Adie. It is short for Adele."
  3. A surname derived from Adam.