Adrian

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See also: Adrián

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Adrian

  1. A male given name from Latin.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
      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.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 57:
      I'm afraid neither of us was looking where we were going. We Adrians are notoriously abstracted, are we not?
  2. (rare) A female given name from Latin (compare Adriana, Adrianna, Adrienne).
  3. A surname​.
  4. A village in Livada, Satu Mare County, Romania.
  5. A village in Gurghiu, Mureș County, Romania.
  6. A city in Emanuel County/and/Johnson County, Georgia, United States.
  7. An unincorporated community in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois, United States.
  8. A city, the county seat of Lenawee County, Michigan, United States.
  9. A city in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States.
  10. A city in Bates County, Missouri, United States.
  11. A hamlet in Steuben County, New York, United States.
  12. An unincorporated community in Big Spring Township, Seneca County, Ohio, United States.
  13. A city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.
  14. An unincorporated community in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  15. A city in Oldham County, Texas, United States.
  16. A neighborhood of Saint John, United States Virgin Islands, United States.
  17. An unincorporated community in Grant County, Washington, United States.
  18. An unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia, United States.
  19. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.

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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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Adrian and Spanish Adrián, both from Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name from Latin

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Adrian.


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian m

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Adrian: Adriansson
  • daughter of Adrian: Adriansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Adrian
Accusative Adrian
Dative Adriani
Genitive Adrians

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian m (genitive Adrian)

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian m

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

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Proper noun[edit]

Adrian m pers (feminine Adrianna or Adriana)

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

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Further reading[edit]

  • Adrian in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Hadrianus, ultimately from Etruscan 𐌇𐌀𐌕𐌓𐌉𐌀 (hatria).

Proper noun[edit]

Adrian c (genitive Adrians)

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Adrian

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