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Adrian (M)>

Adrian (male)

Variants:Adorján (M) Adria (M) Adriano (M) Adrianus (M) Adrião (M) Adrien (M) Hadrian (M) Hadrianus (M)
Pet Name(s):Ade (M)
Derivative(s):Adrian (S)
Feminine form:Adria (F) Adriana (F) Adrianna (F) Adrianne (F) Adrienne (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, from the Roman Emperor Hadrianus: "man from Hadria [or Adria]" (a town in northern Italy). Several Popes also adopted that name.

Note that Adria, Adrianus and Hadrianus were used as Latinised variants of Adrian in many old documents. Search on Adria* and Hadrian* to take account of Latin case endings.