From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Adrian. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born after 1985

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Western Germany
  • Southern Germany

Origin and Meaning

Latin variant form of the Roman agnomen Hadrianus = 'man from the town Hadria'. The town Hadria in northern Italy has given its name to the Adriatic Sea. The city's name probably comes from the Illyrian word adur = 'water, sea', although today the port is more than 12 km inland.

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