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- 3 Danish
- 4 Faroese
- 5 German
- 6 Manx
- 7 Norwegian
- 8 Swedish
- A male given name.
- 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?
- (rare) A female given name (compare Adriana, Adrianna, Adrienne).
- A surname.
- A city in Georgia in the United States.
- A city in Michigan, USA, and the county seat of Lenawee County.
- A city in Minnesota.
- A city in Missouri.
- A hamlet in New York.
- A city in Oregon.
- A city in Texas.
- A town in Wisconsin.
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.
- Relating to the Adriatic Sea.
- Adrian billows
- a male given name
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Adrian.
- son of Adrian: Adriansson
- daughter of Adrian: Adriansdóttir
Adrian m (genitive Adrians or Adrian)
Adrian c (genitive Adrians)