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Gender: Male Meaning of Adlai: "God is just" Origin of Adlai: Hebrew

The name Adlai is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is just". Adlai and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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

Adlai, Biblical father of Shaphat; grandfather of the prophet Elisha
Adlai Ewing Stevenson I, 23rd Vice President of the United States
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II, American ambassador and governor of Illinois
Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, U.S. Senator from Illinois
Adlai Wertman, American economist and academic

Pop Culture References for the name Adlai

Dr. Adlai Atkins, minor character on 'Futurama'

Adlay, Adley


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