Adam Name Meaning

A name that parents have adored since the beginning of time, literally, Adam was the first man according to Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Kindhearted with timeless appeal, Adam has regularly appeared on the baby name charts since they were created.

His Biblical side gives him added charm for many, his path towards righteousness after sin a wonderful association. His roots as the foundation of man give him added depth, anchoring him as a solid choice for years to come. He also appears as Saint Adam in Catholicism, serving as the patron saint of gardeners. It wouldn’t for your little Adam to have an impressive green thumb, huh?

Despite having a powerful back story, Adam is gentle in sound. He’s not as harsh as other monikers, fitting in well with sweet boy names like Liam and Noah. He’s darling on a little boy, a name of wonder and imagination. He’s a curious kid with a kind spirit, more in sync with nature and the cosmos than the distractions of today. He ages easily into adulthood, not at all feeling childlike or trendy. He has a good heart and isn’t a stranger to generosity, the first to lend a helping hand to a friend in need.

Infographic of Adam name meaning, which is Meaning man, Adam is of Hebrew origins and has significant Biblical importance.
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Adam Name Popularity

How popular is the name Adam? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 175 123 0.0349%
1911 177 137 0.0368%
1912 198 253 0.0502%
1913 200 295 0.052%
1914 185 442 0.0634%
1915 200 516 0.0568%
1916 194 558 0.0578%
1917 196 571 0.0571%
1918 199 616 0.0574%
1919 235 473 0.0452%
1920 220 547 0.0492%
1921 231 541 0.0472%
1922 259 433 0.0389%
1923 277 379 0.0338%
1924 264 425 0.0366%
1925 277 397 0.0351%
1926 281 384 0.0349%
1927 299 331 0.0299%
1928 296 319 0.0298%
1929 336 239 0.0231%
1930 355 222 0.0213%
1931 319 250 0.0253%
1932 344 216 0.0219%
1933 364 178 0.0191%
1934 353 203 0.021%
1935 359 194 0.02%
1936 365 182 0.0189%
1937 360 184 0.0187%
1938 386 178 0.0174%
1939 392 170 0.0167%
1940 382 184 0.0173%
1941 396 173 0.0154%
1942 392 201 0.0159%
1943 390 209 0.016%
1944 415 170 0.0137%
1945 423 156 0.0128%
1946 416 193 0.0131%
1947 421 218 0.0131%
1948 432 201 0.0126%
1949 387 257 0.016%
1950 394 252 0.0157%
1951 394 252 0.0149%
1952 406 247 0.0142%
1953 395 271 0.0153%
1954 436 230 0.0126%
1955 389 303 0.0165%
1956 386 336 0.0178%
1957 380 373 0.0194%
1958 354 428 0.0226%
1959 322 533 0.0281%
1960 249 989 0.0522%
1961 192 1,559 0.0826%
1962 153 2,139 0.1165%
1963 145 2,316 0.129%
1964 123 2,836 0.1611%
1965 125 2,553 0.1561%
1966 123 2,490 0.1595%
1967 118 2,517 0.1659%
1968 118 2,533 0.1687%
1969 112 2,858 0.1855%
1970 71 4,320 0.2715%
1971 57 5,854 0.3896%
1972 51 5,747 0.422%
1973 45 6,840 0.5276%
1974 36 8,427 0.6484%
1975 38 8,651 0.6732%
1976 36 9,945 0.7716%
1977 33 11,039 0.819%
1978 29 13,926 1.0358%
1979 23 17,063 1.2101%
1980 22 18,873 1.2908%
1981 20 20,039 1.3632%
1982 19 20,102 1.3452%
1983 18 23,493 1.592%
1984 18 23,934 1.6089%
1985 22 20,167 1.3287%
1986 24 18,157 1.2029%
1987 27 16,918 1.1086%
1988 26 16,458 1.0561%
1989 27 16,929 1.0491%
1990 32 14,707 0.8873%
1991 36 12,301 0.7547%
1992 36 11,901 0.7456%
1993 39 11,530 0.7396%
1994 38 11,018 0.7179%
1995 38 10,483 0.6956%
1996 39 9,555 0.6381%
1997 39 8,802 0.5951%
1998 45 8,357 0.5584%
1999 44 8,223 0.5491%
2000 45 8,133 0.5324%
2001 51 7,752 0.5145%
2002 55 7,745 0.5168%
2003 58 7,683 0.505%
2004 57 7,471 0.4902%
2005 64 6,840 0.4474%
2006 64 6,796 0.434%
2007 65 6,786 0.4301%
2008 72 6,092 0.3942%
2009 74 5,670 0.3794%
2010 80 5,102 0.354%
2011 81 5,196 0.3647%
2012 82 5,312 0.3728%
2013 82 5,239 0.368%
2014 79 5,322 0.3653%
2015 73 5,386 0.3702%
2016 75 5,198 0.3605%
2017 77 4,896 0.3508%
2018 79 4,667 0.3397%
2019 90 4,158 0.3072%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Adam

If you like Adam, you’ll love these other names like Adam.


What names are diminutives of Adam?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Adam sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Adam, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ad

Earth; son of Adam; God is just; noble, majestic wolf

Hebrew

Addie

Earth; son of Adam; awe-inspiring; noble; God is just

European

Addy

Awe-inspiring; noble

European

Ade

Earth; awe-inspiring; noble; from Hadria

European


What names are variants of Adam?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Adam.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adamo

Earth

Hebrew

Adams

Earth

Hebrew

#2,748 (0.0004%)  
Adan

Earth; fire

Hebrew

#441 (0.0461%)  
Adao

Earth

Hebrew

Addam

Earth

Hebrew

Addams

Earth

Hebrew

Addem

Earth

Hebrew

Addis

Earth

Hebrew

Addison

Son of Adam

English

#1,370 (0.0044%)  
Adem

Earth; man, warrior

Hebrew

#2,155 (0.0009%)  
Adham

Black

Arabic

#2,778 (0.0004%)  
Adhamh

Earth

Hebrew

Adim

Earth

Hebrew

Adnet

Earth

Hebrew

Adnon

Earth

Hebrew

Adnot

Earth

Hebrew

Adom

Earth

Hebrew

Atim

Earth

Hebrew

Atkins

Earth

Hebrew

Edom

Red

Hebrew


What names sound like Adam?

If you like how Adam sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Adam.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adair

Wealthy spear

German

#2,856 (0.0004%)  
Adler

Eagle

German

#988 (0.0102%)  
Admon

Earth

Hebrew

Adonis

Lord

Greek

#363 (0.0617%)  
Adwin

Artist, Intellectual

African

Jotham

Perfection of Jehovah

Hebrew

#2,449 (0.0005%)  
Saddam
Wadham

Ford village

English


What names are similar to Adam?

Find a name that’s like Adam, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Austin

Great

English

#81 (0.3379%)  
Benjamin

A favorite son

Hebrew

#6 (0.974%)  
Caleb

Whole heart

Hebrew

#45 (0.5043%)  
Daniel

God is My Judge

Hebrew

#15 (0.8132%)  
David

Beloved

Hebrew

#22 (0.7058%)  
Ezra

Help

Hebrew

#59 (0.4367%)  
James

Supplanter

English

#4 (0.9844%)  
Joel

Yahweh is God

Hebrew

#188 (0.1531%)  
John

God is gracious

Hebrew

#27 (0.6637%)  
Luke

From Lucania

Greek

#29 (0.6243%)  

Lists With Adam

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Adam.


Siblings of Adam

Mamas with kids named Adam also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Noah

To rest

Hebrew

#2 (1.3296%)  
Peter

Stone

Greek

#210 (0.1311%)  
Mina

Love

German

#593 (0.0313%)  
Sydnie

Wide meadow

English

Sophie

Wisdom

Greek

#96 (0.2128%)  
Quincey

Estate of the fifth son

French

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

#43 (0.5257%)  
Madison

Son of Maud

English

#22 (0.5121%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  

10 Comments

  1. His fathers name and my first son

  2. Chose this one all by myseld and u couldn’t be happier! Adam bc of the Catholic meaning and just always loved it. Also not very popular. And Kenneth after my grandpa who had passed when i was pregnant. He was my best friend?it meant a lot to carry on his name ?

  3. Short, Biblical, and manly. Sounds good with our weird last name.

  4. Bible name

  5. *named him after his father.
    *i don’t dislike my son name.

  6. I chose the name Adam because its a biblical name. Adam from Adam and Eve

  7. Adam is the first man our creator made. And that is why I call my first child adam. He is the first to us

  8. He is my second stepchild that we have full custody of so I didn’t pick his name but he was named after his father so he is a jr. We call him AJ for short

  9. As a multicultural family (Morocco-US) we constantly strive to balance family and cultural interests. Baby names are no exception! When I was pregnant someone mentioned the name “Adam” because it works very well in both English and Arabic and is easy to pronounce in each language, so all the family members would be able to say it and even be able to relate it to the same Biblical/Quranic person. Double-win! However, I told my friend that I didn’t really like that name. I said, “I’m not sure why,” because when you’re pregnant do you ever really know ‘why’?, “but I just don’t like that name. Perhaps there was someone I knew who had that name and I didn’t like him… I don’t know. Any other ideas?” We continued to brainstorm, but nothing popped up.
    Then, when the little guy was born I was so happy full of joy! He was considerate from the get-go (with some unnecessary crying on the second night, but pretty smooth sailing after that!) and was even born at the reasonable hour of 8PM so that everyone could get some much-needed rest. The next morning I looked down at him in my arms and he just looked like an “Adam.” I did not have that experience with my first two children, so it was quite a shock and such a clear thought. “Adam,” I thought, “that is your name!” I almost laughed when I thought it and I told my husband later on that his name ought to be “Adam.” Everyone in the family loved our choice, and they can all pronounce it!

  10. We liked Adam because my husband and I each have a cousin named Adam who is a scientist! We also wanted something Biblical. And we wanted a four letter name to go along with his older brother’s name. We like that it has no nicknames.


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