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Gender: Female Meaning of Adriana: "man of Adria" Origin of Adriana: Latin, feminine variation of Adrian Adriana's Popularity in 2017: #223

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 "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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.

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Famous People Named Adriana

Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel
Adriana De Moura Sidi, American reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Miami")
Adriana Caselotti, American voice actress
Adriana Asti, Italian actress
Adriana da Cunha Calcanhotto, Brazilian singer-songwriter
Adriana Camposano, American child actress & model
Adriana Kristina Leon, Canadian soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Adriana

Adriana Vazquez, character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
Adriana Vertes, character on TV's "Dark Angel"
Adriana La Cerva, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Adriana Cramer, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Adriana de Souza, character in Lauren Weisberger's "Chasing Harry Winston"
"Pretty Little Adriana," song by Vince Gill


ErinRose37 Says:


In Spanish it’s pronounced ah-dree-on-uh. I live in Arizona and that’s the standard pronunciation here but it changes based on location. There isn’t a right or wrong way to pronounce this name, it comes down to preference and culture

TechnoKitten Says:


I like it although i prefer Adrianna

paulapuddephatt Says:


Such a pretty name

lavendel Says:


It depends on where you're from/your mother tongue I guess.

abertawe Says:



Brittys08 Says:


Is this meant to be pronounced with the ending sounding like an-uh, or on-uh?

indiefendi2 Says:


Most people say ay-driana but someone like Adriana Lima says ah-driana

Megarebegga Says:


Can you pronounce this as Ay-driana and Ah-driana? Or is there a certain way it's usually promounced?

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


You could do Adri for a nick name.

Guest Says:


I think Adriana Lima did for this name what Angelina Jolie did for hers.