"son of the red earth"

Adam Origin and Meaning

The name Adam is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of the red earth".
Adam -- a primal Old Testament name -- was revived as a 1960s cowboy name. Adam is not as popular as it once was 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, is 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.
# 90 in the US

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Famous People Named Adam

  • AdamBiblical first man
  • Adam Claytonbass player in band U2
  • Adam SmithScottish political philosopher and economist
  • Adam Douglas DriverAmerican actor
  • Adam Wade GontierCanadian former lead singer of Three Days Grace
  • Adam Richard SandlerAmerican actor
  • Adam Mitchel LambertAmerican singer
  • Adam Noah LevineAmerican lead singer of Maroon 5
  • Adam HannEnglish guitarist of The 1975
  • Adam Nathaniel YauchAmerican rapper of The Beastie Boys
  • Adam Jared BrodyAmerican actor
  • Adam CarollaAmerican comedian, TV and radio host
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr.U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Adam Randal YoungAmerican musician of Owl City
  • Adam IrigoyenAmerican actor
  • Adam Patrick DeVineAmerican actor and comedian
  • Adam Derek ScottAustralian golfer
  • Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard)English singer
  • Adam Craig GilchristAustralian cricketer
  • Adam West(born William West Anderson), American actor
  • Adam Mark McQuaidCanadian NHL player
  • Adam Augustus WylieAmerican actor
  • Adam James PittsEnglish drummer of band Lawson
  • Adam Fredric DuritzAmerican lead singer of band The Counting Crows
  • Adam PascalAmerican actor and singer
  • Adam Saul PallyAmerican actor
  • Adam Paul ScottAmerican actor
  • Adam TuominenAustralian actor
  • Adam Mohsin Yehya SalehAmerican YouTuber
  • Adam Daniel Pearlson of journalists Mariane Pearl and the late Daniel Pearl
  • Adam "Sky" Dahlberg aka SkyDoesMinecraftAmerican YouTuber
  • Adam Montoya aka SeaNannersAmerican YouTuber
  • Adam PeatyBritish swimmer
  • Adam NimoyAmerican director and son of actor Leonard Nimoy ("Spock")
  • Adam BusbyAmerican reality star on TV'S "Outdaughtered" and father of the only all,girl quintuplets in the U.S.
  • Adam Brett Metmember of band AJR
  • Adam BergAmerican actor in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
  • Adam Katzcreator, voice actor and animator on Youtube series "Inanimate Insanity"
  • Adam Kovicmember of American Youtube Channel Funhaus
  • Adam (David) LallanaEnglish professional footballer
  • Adam Busbyfather of U.S.' first all girl quintuplets
  • Adam Yatesprofessional cyclist

Adam in Pop Culture

  • Adam Warlock aka Himcharacter in Fantastic Four comics
  • Prince Adam aka The Beastin Disney's Beauty & the Beast
  • Adam Moonlitfirst director of Project "Ma" and husband of Eve Moonlit in the Evillious Chronicles
  • Adam Eddingtonin the Vicky Austin series by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Adam Traskcharacter in John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"
  • Adam Bravermancharacter on TV's "Parenthood"
  • Adam Newmancharacter in the "Young and the Restless"
  • Adam Newmanprotagonist in comic strip "Adam@Home"
  • Adam Reeseminor character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • "Adam Bede"novel by George Eliot and its main character
  • Adam Milligancharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Adam Parrishcharacter in "The Raven Cycle"
  • Adam Fostercharacter on TV's "Supergirl"
  • Adam Davenportcharacter on TV's "Lab Rats"
  • Adam EdwardsGoldsworthy, on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Adam Torreson TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Adam Dubanowskicharacter on TV's "Superstore"
  • Adam Fells aka Geomancercharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Adam Cartwrightoldest son on TV's "Bonanza"
  • Adam Bankscharacter in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise
  • Adam Benfordcharacter in the game Resident Evil 6
  • Adam Keanein "Does My Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel,Fattah
  • Adam Susan/Sutlercharacter in "V for Vendetta"
  • Adam Kendallon "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Adam Laymanin "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
  • Adam Mitchellcompanion of the on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Adam Parkcharacter on TV's "Power Rangers"
  • Adam Rhodescharacter on "Rules of Engagement"
  • Adam Shepherdcharacter in Silent Hill: Homecoming
  • Adam Tauruscharacter in anime web series "RWBY"
  • Adam Hauptmanin Patricia Briggs series Mercy Thompson
  • Adam Vasicin Kelley Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld"
  • Adam's Songsong by Blink 182
  • Adam4th season antagonist in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Prince Adamaka He,Man, the Superhero , He,Man is the alter,ego of Prince Adam in the Masters of the Universe Franchise
  • Adam Stanheightcharacter in Saw movie franchise