Adrienne

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the French Adrienne, the feminine form of Adrien (equivalent to English Adrian).

Proper nounEdit

Adrienne

  1. A female given name from French.
    • 1962 Jane Trahey, Life with Mother Superior, page 4:
      What I needed was an exciting name and I would give myself one. I was reading a book where the heroine's name was Adrienne. I printed that as my first name. Now what would go well with Adrienne? I peered over my shoulder at the little girl in back of me. Her name was Mary Frances Carroll. Frances...I thought. No, that's not exotic enough. Francine. Francine. That was beautiful. I printed in: FRANCINE.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.dʁi.jɛn/
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Proper nounEdit

Adrienne ?

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Adrien.