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Gender: Male Meaning of Adam: "son of the red earth" Origin of Adam: Hebrew Adam's Popularity in 2017: #77

The name Adam is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of the red earth". Adam is ranked #77 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (+ occupations)".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Adam

Adam, Biblical first man
Adam Smith, Scottish political philosopher and economist
Adam Douglas Driver, American actor
Adam Wade Gontier, Canadian former lead singer of Three Days Grace
Adam Richard Sandler, American actor
Adam Mitchel Lambert, American singer
Adam Noah Levine, American lead singer of Maroon 5
Adam Hann, English guitarist of The 1975
Adam Nathaniel Yauch, American rapper of The Beastie Boys
Adam Jared Brody, American actor
Adam Carolla, American comedian, TV and radio host
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., U.S. Congressman from New York
Adam Randal Young, American musician of Owl City
Adam Irigoyen, American actor
Adam Patrick DeVine, American actor and comedian
Adam Derek Scott, Australian golfer
Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard), English singer
Adam Craig Gilchrist, Australian cricketer
Adam West, (born William West Anderson), American actor
Adam Mark McQuaid, Canadian NHL player
Adam Augustus Wylie, American actor
Adam James Pitts, English drummer of band Lawson
Adam Fredric Duritz, American lead singer of band The Counting Crows
Adam Pascal, American actor and singer
Adam Saul Pally, American actor
Adam Paul Scott, American actor
Adam Tuominen, Australian actor
Adam Mohsin Yehya Saleh, American YouTuber
Adam Daniel Pearl, son of journalists Mariane Pearl and the late Daniel Pearl
Adam "Sky" Dahlberg aka SkyDoesMinecraft, American YouTuber
Adam Montoya aka SeaNanners, American YouTuber
Adam Peaty, British swimmer
Adam Nimoy, American director and son of actor Leonard Nimoy ("Spock")
Adam Busby, American reality star on TV'S "Outdaughtered" and father of the only all-girl quintuplets in the U.S.
Adam Brett Met, member of band AJR
Adam Berg, American actor in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
Adam Katz, creator, voice actor and animator on Youtube series "Inanimate Insanity"
Adam Kovic, member of American Youtube Channel Funhaus
Adam (David) Lallana, English professional footballer
Adam Busby, father of U.S.' first all girl quintuplets

Pop Culture References for the name Adam

Adam Warlock aka Him, character in Fantastic Four comics
Prince Adam aka The Beast, in Disney's Beauty & the Beast
Adam Moonlit, first director of Project "Ma" and husband of Eve Moonlit in the Evillious Chronicles
Adam Eddington, in the Vicky Austin series by Madeleine L'Engle
Adam Trask, character in John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"
Adam Braverman, character on TV's "Parenthood"
Adam Newman, character in the "Young and the Restless"
Adam Newman, protagonist in comic strip "Adam@Home"
Adam Reese, minor character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
"Adam Bede", novel by George Eliot and its main character
Adam Milligan, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Adam Parrish, character in "The Raven Cycle"
Adam Foster, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Adam Davenport, character on TV's "Lab Rats"
Adam Edwards-Goldsworthy, on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Adam Torres, on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Adam Dubanowski, character on TV's "Superstore"
Adam Fells aka Geomancer, character on TV's "The Flash"
Adam Cartwright, oldest son on TV's "Bonanza"
Adam Banks, character in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise
Adam Benford, character in the game Resident Evil 6
Adam Keane, in "Does My Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Adam Susan/Sutler, character in "V for Vendetta"
Adam Kendall, on "Little House on the Prairie"
Adam Layman, in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
Adam Mitchell, companion of the on TV's "Doctor Who"
Adam Park, character on TV's "Power Rangers"
Adam Rhodes, character on "Rules of Engagement"
Adam Shepherd, character in Silent Hill: Homecoming
Adam Taurus, character in anime web series "RWBY"
Adam Hauptman, in Patricia Briggs series Mercy Thompson
Adam Vasic, in Kelley Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld"
Adam's Song, song by Blink 182
Adam, 4th season antagonist in "Buffy the Vampire Slaye

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)


LaulenaG Says:


An underused classic. Great alternative to overused "a" boys names (Alex, Aiden, Adrien)

headintheclouds Says:


Adam is a biblical name that to me is surprisingly not heard of very often IRL, or at least I don't encounter it even a quarter as much as other staples like Daniel, Joshua, David etc. And I don't really think of it as a flash-trend dated kind of name either. I think that's why I don't find this as plain boring/ just meh as I do other names in this same category like Sarah, though I do see that angle. Adam sounds like very calm and sheltering to me-- it evokes the image of a boat softly swaying against a smooth lake current, or a restful nap under the shade of a tree on a summer's day. So all in all I have pleasant associations with the name.

thenamer007 Says:


This is my cousin's name, and I always liked it. It's not old and tired for me; it's a classic.

zenithstarr Says:


One of my favorite (not to mention smartest, and nicest) cousin's has this name and it really fits him :)

royalchic Says:


my boyfriend has this name <3

jordalini Says:


it's right up there with John for me.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Probably an unpopular opinion, but this is one of the most boring names ever to me.

Leah3456 Says:


Strong name.

clairels Says:


Guy with a crew cut who has you home by ten.