"God is just"

Adlai Origin and Meaning

The name Adlai is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is just".

Adlai is an Old Testament name long associated with 1950's liberal presidential candidate Stevenson, who was named after his grandfather, who was Grover Cleveland's vice president in the nineteenth century. Now it's an unusual Biblical choice ripe for rediscovery.

In the Bible, Adlai was a minor character, the father of one of King David's herdsmen. Adlai is a contracted form of the Hebrew name Adaliah.

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Famous People Named Adlai

  • AdlaiBiblical father of Shaphat; grandfather of the prophet Elisha
  • Adlai Ewing Stevenson I23rd Vice President of the United States
  • Adlai Ewing Stevenson IIAmerican ambassador and governor of Illinois
  • Adlai Ewing Stevenson IIIU.S. Senator from Illinois
  • Adlai WertmanAmerican economist and academic

Adlai in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Adlai Atkinsminor character on 'Futurama'

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