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Gender: M Meaning of Adonis: "lord" Origin of Adonis: Greek, from Semitic Adonai Adonis's Popularity in 2016: #394

The name of a figure from Greek mythology, Adonis is a high-pressure name often synonymous with masculine beauty. Nonetheless, many mythological names that would have previously been deemed off limits have made their way up the popularity charts—for instance, Penelope currently ranks Number 27 for girls. And indeed, Adonis was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2016, moving up 307 spots on the U.S. popularity chart in just one year.

Famous People Named Adonis

Adonis García, Cuban baseball player
Adonis Adelecino Jordan, American basketball player
Adonis-Spyridon Georgiadis, Greek politician
Adonis Bosso, American model
William H. "Adonis" Terry, American baseball player

Pop Culture References for the name Adonis

Adonis, Greek mythological figure loved by Aphrodite
Adonis Jackson, from TV series "Miami Vice"
Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed from the "Rocky" movie series
Adonis aka Danburite, character in "Sailor V" Manga