Adrian

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus (from the Roman harbor Hadria) a place name ultimately from Etruscan hatria. See Adria.

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Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II: Scene 1:
      Which, of he or Adrian, for a good wager, first begins to crow?
    • 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.
    • 1912 Saki, Adrian:
      His baptismal register spoke of him pessimistically as John Henry, but he had left that behind with the other maladies of infancy, and his friends knew him under the front-name of Adrian.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city in Georgia, USA.
  4. A city in Michigan.
  5. A city in Minnesota.
  6. A city in Missouri.
  7. A hamlet in New York.
  8. A city in Oregon.
  9. A city in Texas.
  10. A town in Wisconsin.

Usage notes[edit]

Made famous by the Roman emperor Hadrian and early saints. Rare as a given name among English-speakers until the second half of the 20th century.

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Adjective[edit]

Adrian (comparative more Adrian, superlative most Adrian)

  1. Relating to the Adriatic Sea.
    Adrian billows

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈad.ʁi.aːn/, [ˈʔad.ʁi.aːn]
  • Hyphenation: Ad‧ri‧an

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

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Manx[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian m

  1. A male given name

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.