Adam Name Meaning

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Fact: In literature, Adam is a character in John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”

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A Deep Dive

Adam Overview

Meaning

Son of red earth

Gender

Boy

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Adamah,” meaning “earth” or “man.”

Religion

Christianity, Judaism, Islam

Pronunciation

/ˈædəm/

Popularity

Adam is a globally recognized name, popular in many countries and cultures. Recently, Adam has ranked within the top 100 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

4 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Classic, Religious and Spiritual, Short, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, dependable, intelligent, kind

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Adam is a significant figure in Abrahamic religions, known as the first man created by God in the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah.

Name Day

December 24th
A Deep Dive

Adam Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Adham, Adem, Adhamh, Adom, Ademar, Adan, Adams, Ademola

Common Nicknames

Addie, Addy, Ado

Diminutives

Ad, Ady, Ade, Adi, Adz

Famous People

  • Adam Sandler
    (American Actor)
  • Adam Levine
    (American Musician)
  • Adam Driver
    (American Actor)
  • Adam Smith
    (Scottish Economist)
  • Adam West
    (American Actor)
  • Adam Scott
    (American Actor)
  • Adam Gilchrist
    (Australian Cricketer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Adam Jensen
    ("Deus Ex," Video Game Series)
  • "Adam"
    (2009 Film)
  • Adam Warlock
    ("Marvel Comics")
  • Adam Levine
    ("Maroon 5," Music Band)
  • Adam Maitland
    ("Beetlejuice," Film)
  • Adam Banks
    ("The Mighty Ducks," Film Series)

Places

  • Adam City
    (Colorado, USA)
  • Adam Park
    (Singapore)
  • Adam River
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Adam Island
    (Nunavut, Canada)
  • Adam's Peak
    (Sri Lanka)
  • Adam Lake
    (Manitoba, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Adam?

Adam means “man” or “earth” in Hebrew. The name often highlights qualities that are grounded and dependable, often seen as a strong, trustworthy, and humble individual.

What Is the Origin of The Name Adam?

Adam has Hebrew origins. It is derived from the Hebrew word “adamah,” meaning “earth” or “ground,” and is famously known as the name of the first man created by God in the Bible. The name has been used for centuries in various cultures and languages due to its biblical significance.

Adam Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Adam in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1042021#972022#1022023
Top 3 Rankings#181983#181984#191982

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Adam

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023102
(-5 from 2022)
3474
(-160 from 2022)
0.18972
202297
(+7 from 2021)
3634
(-18 from 2021)
0.19402
2021104
(-7 from 2020)
3652
(-123 from 2020)
0.19492
202097
(-7 from 2019)
3775
(-411 from 2019)
0.20409
201990
(-12 from 2018)
4186
(-523 from 2018)
0.21782
201878
(-1 from 2017)
4709
(-221 from 2017)
0.24226
201777
(-2 from 2016)
4930
(-289 from 2016)
0.24910
201675
(-2 from 2015)
5219
(-182 from 2015)
0.25765
201573
(+6 from 2014)
5401
(+63 from 2014)
0.26418
201479
(+3 from 2013)
5338
(+90 from 2013)
0.26049
201382
No change from 2012
5248
(-74 from 2012)
0.25971
201282
(-1 from 2011)
5322
(+109 from 2011)
0.26227
201181
(-1 from 2010)
5213
(+103 from 2010)
0.25662
201080
(-6 from 2009)
5110
(-566 from 2009)
0.24873
200974
(-2 from 2008)
5676
(-422 from 2008)
0.26762
200872
(-7 from 2007)
6098
(-692 from 2007)
0.27967
200765
(-1 from 2006)
6790
(-12 from 2006)
0.30654
200664
No change from 2005
6802
(-44 from 2005)
0.31026
200564
(-6 from 2004)
6846
(-628 from 2004)
0.32181
200458
No change from 2003
7474
(-216 from 2003)
0.35366
200358
(-3 from 2002)
7690
(-63 from 2002)
0.36599
200255
(-4 from 2001)
7753
(-4 from 2001)
0.37515
200151
(-6 from 2000)
7757
(-379 from 2000)
0.37502
200045
(-1 from 1999)
8136
(-87 from 1999)
0.38959
199944
(+1 from 1998)
8223
(-133 from 1998)
0.40329
199845
(-6 from 1997)
8356
(-449 from 1997)
0.41210
199739
No change from 1996
8805
(-751 from 1996)
0.44074
199639
(-1 from 1995)
9556
(-929 from 1995)
0.47691
199538
No change from 1994
10485
(-536 from 1994)
0.52129
199438
(+1 from 1993)
11021
(-512 from 1993)
0.54068
199339
(-3 from 1992)
11533
(-371 from 1992)
0.55836
199236
No change from 1991
11904
(-403 from 1991)
0.56708
199136
(-4 from 1990)
12307
(-2407 from 1990)
0.58060
199032
(-5 from 1989)
14714
(-2214 from 1989)
0.68373
198927
(-1 from 1988)
16928
(+463 from 1988)
0.80764
198826
(+1 from 1987)
16465
(-465 from 1987)
0.82232
198727
(-3 from 1986)
16930
(-1228 from 1986)
0.86811
198624
(-2 from 1985)
18158
(-2006 from 1985)
0.94490
198522
(-4 from 1984)
20164
(-3778 from 1984)
1.04780
198418
No change from 1983
23942
(+455 from 1983)
1.27575
198318
(+1 from 1982)
23487
(+3383 from 1982)
1.26031
198219
(+1 from 1981)
20104
(+63 from 1981)
1.06529
198120
(+2 from 1980)
20041
(+1175 from 1980)
1.07610
198022
(+1 from 1979)
18866
(+1812 from 1979)
1.01717
197923
(+6 from 1978)
17054
(+3134 from 1978)
0.95203
197829
(+4 from 1977)
13920
(+2889 from 1977)
0.81470
197733
(+3 from 1976)
11031
(+1092 from 1976)
0.64533
197636
(+2 from 1975)
9939
(+1293 from 1975)
0.60879
197538
(-2 from 1974)
8646
(+218 from 1974)
0.53291
197436
(+9 from 1973)
8428
(+1590 from 1973)
0.51698
197345
(+6 from 1972)
6838
(+1096 from 1972)
0.42376
197251
(+6 from 1971)
5742
(-105 from 1971)
0.34300
197157
(+15 from 1970)
5847
(+1533 from 1970)
0.32164
197072
(+41 from 1969)
4314
(+1450 from 1969)
0.22648
1969113
(+6 from 1968)
2864
(+324 from 1968)
0.15657
1968119
(-1 from 1967)
2540
(+16 from 1967)
0.14306
1967118
(+5 from 1966)
2524
(+26 from 1966)
0.14184
1966123
(+2 from 1965)
2498
(-63 from 1965)
0.13743
1965125
(-3 from 1964)
2561
(-289 from 1964)
0.13517
1964122
(+23 from 1963)
2850
(+502 from 1963)
0.14060
1963145
(+8 from 1962)
2348
(+200 from 1962)
0.11372
1962153
(+40 from 1961)
2148
(+568 from 1961)
0.10220
1961193
(+56 from 1960)
1580
(+561 from 1960)
0.07325
1960249
(+73 from 1959)
1019
(+437 from 1959)
0.04706
1959322
(+31 from 1958)
582
(+115 from 1958)
0.02686
1958353
(+17 from 1957)
467
(+35 from 1957)
0.02167
1957370
(+10 from 1956)
432
(+42 from 1956)
0.01974
1956380
(+2 from 1955)
390
(+36 from 1955)
0.01817
1955382
(+46 from 1954)
354
(+73 from 1954)
0.01694
1954428
(-39 from 1953)
281
(-43 from 1953)
0.01358
1953389
(+15 from 1952)
324
(+30 from 1952)
0.01618
1952404
(-14 from 1951)
294
(-6 from 1951)
0.01490
1951390
(-8 from 1950)
300
(-7 from 1950)
0.01569
1950382
(+6 from 1949)
307
(+7 from 1949)
0.01688
1949388
(+41 from 1948)
300
(+59 from 1948)
0.01665
1948429
(-12 from 1947)
241
(-28 from 1947)
0.01352
1947417
(-11 from 1946)
269
(+22 from 1946)
0.01448
1946406
(+9 from 1945)
247
(+37 from 1945)
0.01497
1945415
(-11 from 1944)
210
(-10 from 1944)
0.01531
1944404
(-19 from 1943)
220
(-33 from 1943)
0.01584
1943385
(+6 from 1942)
253
(+13 from 1942)
0.01739
1942391
(-10 from 1941)
240
(+10 from 1941)
0.01704
1941381
(-2 from 1940)
230
(+3 from 1940)
0.01833
1940379
(+6 from 1939)
227
(+11 from 1939)
0.01914
1939385
No change from 1938
216
(+2 from 1938)
0.01906
1938385
(-22 from 1937)
214
(-8 from 1937)
0.01883
1937363
(+8 from 1936)
222
(+6 from 1936)
0.02030
1936371
(-15 from 1935)
216
(-22 from 1935)
0.02030
1935356
(+1 from 1934)
238
(+1 from 1934)
0.02225
1934357
(-6 from 1933)
237
(+2 from 1933)
0.02232
1933351
(-7 from 1932)
235
(-23 from 1932)
0.02303
1932344
(-31 from 1931)
258
(-42 from 1931)
0.02401
1931313
(+24 from 1930)
300
(+27 from 1930)
0.02804
1930337
(-22 from 1929)
273
(-33 from 1929)
0.02417
1929315
(-18 from 1928)
306
(-53 from 1928)
0.02763
1928297
(-10 from 1927)
359
(-30 from 1927)
0.03146
1927287
(-10 from 1926)
389
(-36 from 1926)
0.03348
1926277
(-9 from 1925)
425
(-27 from 1925)
0.03710
1925268
(-5 from 1924)
452
(-13 from 1924)
0.03926
1924263
(+10 from 1923)
465
(+37 from 1923)
0.03978
1923273
(-13 from 1922)
428
(-41 from 1922)
0.03780
1922260
(-32 from 1921)
469
(-114 from 1921)
0.04168
1921228
(-5 from 1920)
583
(+4 from 1920)
0.05123
1920223
(+1 from 1919)
579
(+37 from 1919)
0.05260
1919224
(-27 from 1918)
542
(-111 from 1918)
0.05338
1918197
(-4 from 1917)
653
(+39 from 1917)
0.06227
1917193
(-4 from 1916)
614
(+5 from 1916)
0.06400
1916189
(+5 from 1915)
609
(+35 from 1915)
0.06596
1915194
(-12 from 1914)
574
(+85 from 1914)
0.06516
1914182
(+10 from 1913)
489
(+140 from 1913)
0.07156
1913192
(-4 from 1912)
349
(+42 from 1912)
0.06508
1912188
(-18 from 1911)
307
(+118 from 1911)
0.06800
1911170
(+12 from 1910)
189
(+35 from 1910)
0.07829
1910182
(+11 from 1909)
154
(+41 from 1909)
0.07386
1909193
(-1 from 1908)
113
(+4 from 1908)
0.06389
1908192
(-23 from 1907)
109
(-18 from 1907)
0.06552
1907169
(+4 from 1906)
127
(+22 from 1906)
0.08008
1906173
(+10 from 1905)
105
(+4 from 1905)
0.07288
1905183
(-8 from 1904)
101
(-2 from 1904)
0.07051
1904175
(+18 from 1903)
103
(+21 from 1903)
0.07437
1903193
(-21 from 1902)
82
(-17 from 1902)
0.06341
1902172
(+29 from 1901)
99
(+28 from 1901)
0.07458
1901201
(-14 from 1900)
71
(-40 from 1900)
0.06142
1900187
(-2 from 1899)
111
(+37 from 1899)
0.06847
1899185
(-6 from 1898)
74
(-13 from 1898)
0.06424
1898179
(-4 from 1897)
87
(-1 from 1897)
0.06586
1897175
(-11 from 1896)
88
(-8 from 1896)
0.07217
1896164
(+26 from 1895)
96
(+18 from 1895)
0.07438
1895190
(-14 from 1894)
78
(-8 from 1894)
0.06159
1894176
(-10 from 1893)
86
(-1 from 1893)
0.06886
1893166
(-15 from 1892)
87
(-19 from 1892)
0.07188
1892151
(-2 from 1891)
106
(+19 from 1891)
0.08064
1891149
(+31 from 1890)
87
(+13 from 1890)
0.07962
1890180
(-27 from 1889)
74
(-19 from 1889)
0.06182
1889153
(-23 from 1888)
93
(-27 from 1888)
0.07813
1888130
(+20 from 1887)
120
(+36 from 1887)
0.09237
1887150
(-16 from 1886)
84
(-19 from 1886)
0.07684
1886134
(+7 from 1885)
103
(+7 from 1885)
0.08652
1885141
(+26 from 1884)
96
(+13 from 1884)
0.08280
1884167
(-49 from 1883)
83
(-24 from 1883)
0.06762
1883118
(+5 from 1882)
107
(-7 from 1882)
0.09513
1882123
(-15 from 1881)
114
(-2 from 1881)
0.09342
1881108
(+15 from 1880)
116
(+12 from 1880)
0.10713
1880123
First SSA data recorded
104
First SSA data recorded
0.08784

American States Popularity Rankings for Adam

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#742021#712022#782023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#532021#482022#582023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1132021#1062022#1032023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#902021#1172022#1002023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#602021#582022#512023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1082021#942022#1022023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#512021#452022#422023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#752021#802022#742023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1022021#1052022#882023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1792021#1282022#1832023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1242021#2262022#1862023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#662021#582022#612023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1402021#1482022#1252023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1542021#1492022#1252023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#762021#782022#732023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1362021#1782022#1402023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1522021#1892022#1542023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1262021#952022#1212023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1562021#1702022#1612023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1432021#1072022#1352023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#2072021#2502022#3262023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1112021#1492022#1332023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1412021#1672022#1562023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1792021#1402022#2082023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1552021#1752022#1772023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#952021#772022#1602023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1922021#2672022#2742023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1602021#2092022#1512023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1162021#1322022#1572023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1292021#1332022#1672023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#2012021#1622022#1372023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1542021#1692022#2082023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1732021#1652022#2132023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2432021#1922022#1802023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1322021#2002022#1322023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#1902021#2802022#1882023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1772020#1312022#1512023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2442021#2162022#1652023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1442020#1162021#922022

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1102021#1002022#662023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#3122021#1312022#1982023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1252021#1022022#852023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#802021#1982022#2472023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1922020#1682021#1742022

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#582021#392022#602023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#922016#742022#1022023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1732021#872022#2242023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#832020#1312021#1122022

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1702017#1032018#1522021

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1292021#1072022#752023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1292015#782016#1102019

Popularity Rankings for Adam in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#32021#32022#32023

Popularity in Czechia

Czechia flagCzechia#62014#42015#42016

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#72020#62021#52022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#62021#72022#82023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#72020#92021#92022

Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#91377-1381

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#152021#142022#142023

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#182017#192018#152019

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#212021#222022#152023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#222020#202021#162022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#212021#172022#312023

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#362013#582014#222016

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#222021#222022#232023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#412020#362021#302022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#592021#312022#602023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#392019#342020#442021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#342021#392022#372023

Popularity in Russia (Moscow)

Russia (Moscow) flagRussia (Moscow)#342022#342023#342024

Popularity in Denmark

Denmark flagDenmark#372021#352022#34First half of 2023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#352021#342022#342023

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#722020#672021#362022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#442020#422021#402022

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#462020#502021#432022

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#522021#472022#652023

Popularity in Croatia

Croatia flagCroatia#492020

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#602021#912022#492023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#972021#842022#892023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#1772021#1592022#2332023

Popularity in Greenland

Greenland flagGreenland#1922017#1912018#1982019

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Adam a Name for Boys or Girls?

Adam works well for boys because of its deep historical significance and straightforward, masculine appeal.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Adam

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