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Gender: M Meaning of Adam: "son of the red earth" Origin of Adam: Hebrew Adam's Popularity in 2014: #79

Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is now well out of the Top 50 and feels ready for a respite, replaced by newer A names like Aidan/Aiden, Avery and Axel. Its most prominent current bearers include Adams Sandler, Levine, Brody and Driver -- who plays a character named Adam on Girls.

Adam, of course, in the first man God created. It is also a generic term for mankind. Adam did not hit the U.S. Top 100 until 1970, peaking in the early '80s at Number 18.

Famous People Named Adam

Adam Wade Gontier, Canadian singer
Adam Richard Sandler, American actor
Adam Mitchel Lambert, American singer
Adam Noah Levine, American musician
Adam Hann, English guitarist
Adam Nathaniel Yauch, American musician
Adam Jared Brody, American actor
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American politician
Adam Young, American musician
Adam Irigoyen, American actor
Adam Patrick DeVine, American actor and comedian
Adam Ant, British singer
Adam West, (born William West Anderson), American actor
Adam Mark McQuaid, Canadian NHL player
Adam Augustus Wylie, American actor
Adam James Pitts, British drummer
Adam Fredric Duritz, American musician
Adam Pascal, American actor
Adam Saul Pally, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Adam

Adam Edwards-Goldsworthy, character on Degrassi: The Next Generation
Adam Torres, character on Degrassi: The Next Generation
Adam Banks, character in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise
Adam Benford, character in the game Resident Evil 6
Adam Keane, character in novel "Does My Head Look Big in This?"
Adam Kendall, Mary's husband on "Little House on the Prairie"
Adam Layman, book character in "Generation Dead"
Adam Mitchell, companion of the Ninth Doctor in "Doctor Who"
Adam Park, ranger from the "Power Rangers"
Adam Shannon Rhodes, character from "Rules of Engagement"
Adam Shepherd, character in the game Silent Hill: Homecoming
Adam Taurus, character voiced by Garrett Hunter in anime web series "RWBY"
Adam Trask, East of Eden
Adam's Song, Blink 182 song
Adam Buongiovanni, YouTube personality
Adam Braverman, character from the TV series "Parenthood"
Adam Newman, character from the soap opera "Young and the Restless"
Adam Reese, minor character on season 6 of "One Tree Hill"
"Adam Bede", eponymous novel by George Eliot
Adam Milligan, John Winchester's youngest son on "Supernatural"

Adam's International Variations

Adamec, Adamek, Adamki, Damek, Adamok (Czech) Adrien (Hungarian) Adem (Turkish) Ádamh (Irish Gaelic) Adomas (Lithuanian) Adok (Polish) Adas, Adamka (Russian) Adán, Addis, Adamo, Adnon (Spanish) Adão (Portuguese) Adi (Yiddish) Aatami (Finnish)