Greek, from Semitic Adonai

Adonis Origin and Meaning

The name Adonis is boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lord".
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 highly 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.
# 224 in the US

Adonis Rank in US Top 1000

Adonis Popularity

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Famous People Named Adonis

  • Adonis GarcíaCuban baseball player
  • Adonis Adelecino JordanAmerican basketball player
  • AdonisSpyridon Georgiadis, Greek politician
  • Adonis BossoIvorian male model
  • William H. "Adonis" TerryAmerican baseball player
  • Adonis Graham (b. 2017)son of rapper Drake and French sculptor Sophie Brussaux

Adonis in Pop Culture

  • AdonisGreek mythological figure loved by Aphrodite
  • Adonis Jacksonfrom TV series "Miami Vice"
  • Adonis Johnsonson of Apollo Creed from the "Rocky" movie series
  • Adonis aka Danburitecharacter in "Sailor V" Manga