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Gender: Male Meaning of Adler: "eagle" Origin of Adler: German

The name Adler is a boy's name of German origin meaning "eagle". Adler and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Outlandish this-or-that [girls]".

From the experts:

Adler is a German surname that is beginning to be used occasionally as a first and is among the stylish new German names for boys. Among the distinguished bearers of Adler as a last name are Freud colleague Alfred Adler, actress and influential acting teacher Stella Adler and Guns N' Roses drummer Steve Adler.

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Famous People Named Adler

Adler Weiss-Goldstein (b. 2012), son of reality TV personalities Nikki Weiss and Jill Goldstein of "The Real L Word"
Jonathan Adler, interior designer
David A. Adler, American author
Steven Adler, founding drummer for rock band Guns N' Roses
Alfred Adler, Austrian medical doctor and psychotherapist
Stella Adler, actress & acting coach who helped develop "The Method"
Lenard Adler, American psychiatrist

Pop Culture References for the name Adler

Adler von Berg, main character in Belgian comics series "Adler" by René Sterne
Irene Adler aka The Woman, character in the Sherlock Holmes series
Grace Adler, character on "Will & Grace"
Derrick Adler, character on TV series "Close to Home"


Megan_Janaya Says:


I like Adler for a boy. It's very sweet.

N. G. Says:


We named our baby boy Adler! We really liked the nature/outdoorsy meaning of it and that it isn't very popular. Last names as first names are cool too!

RoddyThlayli Says:


With his sister Irene. Other than that, I really like this name!

headintheclouds Says:


I typically don't gravitate towards surname names but I really do love Adler. I love the meaning of eagle, it sounds strong and handsome, and it sounds preppy-cool + alternative-cool at the same time. I definitely like it for a boy only.

Nicole4383 Says:


I agree. I think it would fit better for a girl. Addie as a nickname is cute.

Guest Says:


I've loved this name for years. I love its nature connection and er ending. I'd rather use it for a girl though. So I can call her Addie :)