Hadrian Origin and Meaning

The name Hadrian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "dark-haired".

Most parents would find this old Roman name pretentious compared to the more accessible Adrian, but some history buffs just might want to commemorate the enlightened emperor.

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Hadrian Popularity

Famous People Named Hadrian

  • Hadrian (born Publius Aelius Hadrianus Buccellanus) Roman Emperor

Hadrian in Pop Culture

  • Hadrian's WallBritish Historical Monument
  • Hadrian Blackwatercharacter in Michael Sullivan's Riyria Revelations books
  • Hadriancharacter in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"