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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Adrian

  1. 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?
  2. (rare) A female given name (compare Adriana, Adrianna, Adrienne).
  3. A surname​.
  4. A city in Georgia in the United States.
  5. A city in Michigan, USA, and the county seat of Lenawee County.
  6. A city in Minnesota.
  7. A city in Missouri.
  8. A hamlet in New York.
  9. A city in Oregon.
  10. A city in Texas.
  11. A town in Wisconsin.

Usage notesEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

Adrian (comparative more Adrian, superlative most Adrian)

  1. Relating to the Adriatic Sea.
    Adrian billows

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian

  1. a male given name

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Adrian.


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

Usage notesEdit

Patronymics

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

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Adrian
Accusative Adrian
Dative Adriani
Genitive Adrians

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian m (genitive Adrian)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Adrian m pers (feminine Adrianna or Adriana)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Adrian in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Adrian c (genitive Adrians)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Adrian