The name Adriana is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "man of Adria". Adriana is ranked #223 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Girl Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
This a-ending feminine form of Adrian, from the northern Italian city of Adria, is a soft and lovely Italian choice. It appears as a character in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.
The name had quite a different image in The Sopranos, where it was pronounced with a hard initial 'a'.
Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel.