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Gender: Male Meaning of Hadrian: "dark-haired" Origin of Hadrian: Latin

The name Hadrian is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "dark-haired". Hadrian and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Most parents would find this old Roman name pretentious compared to the more accessible Adrian, but some history buffs just might want to commemorate the enlightened emperor.

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Famous People Named Hadrian

Hadrian (born Publius Aelius Hadrianus Buccellanus) Roman Emperor

Pop Culture References for the name Hadrian

Hadrian's Wall, British Historical Monument
Hadrian Blackwater, character in Michael Sullivan's Riyria Revelations books
Hadrian, character in the game "Minecraft Story Mode"

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