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Gender: M Meaning of Adam: "son of the red earth" Origin of Adam: Hebrew Adam's Popularity in 2015: #73

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, 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 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")

Pop Culture References for the name Adam

Adam Edwards-Goldsworthy, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Adam Torres, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Adam Warlock aka Him, character in Fantastic Four comics
Adam Eddington, character in the Vicky Austin series by Madeleine L'Engle
Adam Banks, character in "The Mighty Ducks" franchise
Adam Benford, character in the game Resident Evil 6
Adam Keane, character in "Does My Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Adam Kendall, Mary's husband on TV's "Little House on the Prairie"
Adam Layman, character in "Generation Dead" by Daniel Waters
Adam Mitchell, companion of the Ninth Doctor on TV's "Doctor Who"
Adam Park, character on TV's "Power Rangers"
Adam Shannon Rhodes, character on TV's "Rules of Engagement"
Adam Shepherd, character in video game Silent Hill: Homecoming
Adam Taurus, character in anime web series "RWBY"
Adam Trask, character in John Steinbeck's "East of Eden"
Adam Braverman, character on TV's "Parenthood"
Adam Newman, character in American soap "Young and the Restless"
Adam Newman, main character in newspaper 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's Song, song by Blink 182
Adam Parrish, character in "The Raven Cycle"
Adam Foster, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Adam Davenport, character on TV's "Lab Rats"
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'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)