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This is a list of adjectives, formed from names, which mean "pertaining to [bearers of the name]" or reference a particular attribute of a bearer of the name.

English, German and French : first names or mononyms[edit]

A[edit]

English German French
Achilles : Achillean
Adam : Adamic, Adamical, Adamite (primordial)
Adonis : Adonean, Adonic (exceptionally handsome)
Aglaia : Aglaian (rare: beautiful and graceful)
Agnes : Agnesian (rare)
Ahab : Ahabian (tyrannically monomaniacal)
Alexander : Alexandrine
Alexandra : Alexandran
Althea : Althean
Anastasia : Anastasian
Anselm : Anselmian
Antaeus : Antaean (exceptionally strong)
Antony (Anthony), Antonius : Antonine
Apicius : Apician (of food or people: (eating only what is) choice)
Apollo : Apollonian (clear, harmonious, restrained) Apollon, Apoll : apollinisch (clear, beautiful, harmonius, rational) Apollon : apollinien
Apollonius : Apollonian
Appius : Appian
Archilochus : Archilochian
Archimedes : Archimedean Archimedes : archimedisch
Ariadne : Ariadnean
Aristarch : Aristarchian (exceptionally critical)
Aristotle : Aristotelean, Aristotelian
Arthur : Arthurian
Artemis : Artemisian (natural; chaste)
Athanasius : Athanasian (obsolete: sexually loose)
Atlas : Atlantean (exceptionally strong; of the celestial spheres carried by Atlas), Atlantic
Augustus : Augustan (of any classical literary period), Augustine
Augustine : Augustinian, Augustine(?)

B[edit]

English German French

C[edit]

English German French
Cassandra : Cassandran, Cassandraic (prophesying doom)
Cleopatra : Cleopatran (commandingly beautiful)
Cynthia : Cynthian

D[edit]

English German French
Daphne : Daphnean (obsolete: marked by licentiousness), Daphnian
Dionysius : Dionysian (wild, irrational, unrestrained) Dionysos : dionysisch (wild) Dionysos : dionysiaque

E[edit]

English German French
Elizabeth : Elizabethan Elisabeth : elisabethanisch Élisabeth : élisabéthain
Epicurus : Epicurean (devoted to sensual pleasure, especially good food)

F[edit]

English German French
Frederick, Fredrick : Frederician Friedrich : friderizianisch

G[edit]

English German French

H[edit]

English German French
Hercules : Herculean (extraordinarily strong; extraordinarily difficult) Herakles, Herkules : herakleisch, herkulisch Hercule : herculéen (extraordinarily strong)

I[edit]

English German French

J[edit]

English German French
Jocasta : Jocastan (incestuous)

K[edit]

English German French

L[edit]

English German French

M[edit]

English German French

N[edit]

English German French
Nicholas : Nicholine

O[edit]

English German French
Ophelia : Ophelian (frantic; tragically insane)

P[edit]

English German French
Prometheus : Promethean (boldly inventive, defiantly creative; extraordinarily strong) Prometheus : prometheisch (extraordinarily large or strong) Prométhée : prométhéen

Q[edit]

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R[edit]

English German French

S[edit]

English German French

T[edit]

English German French
Thomas : Thomasine

U[edit]

English German French

V[edit]

English German French
Victoria : Victorian (prudish, like people in Victoria's time; of architecture: massive and highly ornamented) Viktoria : viktorianisch Victoria : victorien

W[edit]

English German French

X[edit]

English German French

Y[edit]

English German French

Z[edit]

English German French

English, German and French : last names[edit]

English German French
Joseph Addison : Addisonian
Theodor Adorno : Adornoan, Adornoian
Louis Althusser : Althusserian
Thomas Aquinas : Aquinian
John Arbuthnot : Arbuthnotian
Hannah Arendt : Arendtian
Matthew Arnold : Arnoldian
Emil Artin : Artinian
Elias Ashmole : Ashmolean
Isaac Asimov : Asimovian
Margaret Atwood : Atwoodian
Jane Austen : Austenite (adj? or only a noun?)
Joseph Goebbels : Goebbelsian

Sonderfälle[edit]

These are mostly nouns which have two meanings, only one of which is a name but only the other of which has an associated adjective.

English German French
Alexandria : Alexandrian (only of the place ‘Alexandria’)
(Andrea,) Andreas : Andrean (chiefly of the ‘San Andreas Fault’)
August : (could use the same forms as Augustus, or perhaps August)
Florence : Florentine (only of the place ‘Florence’)
Georgia : Georgian (only of the place ‘Georgia’)
Hermione : Hermionic (only of the tribe ‘the Hermiones)
Lydia : Lydian (only of the place ‘Lydia’)
Sibyl : (sibyl :) Sibylline (double-l; prophetic, divinatory; having secret meaning) Sibylle : sibyllinisch (mysterious, enigmatic; prophetic), sibyllisch (rarer synonym) Sibylle : (sibylle :) sibyllin (mysterious, obscure, difficult to comprehend)

These are names which derive from common nouns which have associated adjectives.

English German French
Angel : (angel :) angelic
April : Aprillian (possibly too rare to meet CFI)
Autumn : (autumn :) autumnal
Bliss : (bliss :) blissful
Crystal : (crystal :) crystalline

sandbox[edit]

Arian Arminian

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