Adam Name Meaning

From the Biblical personal name Adam, which was borne, according to Genesis, by the first man. It is the generic Hebrew term for ‘man’, probably from Hebrew adama ‘earth’. Compare the classical Greek legend that Zeus fashioned the first human beings from earth. It was very popular as a personal name among non-Jews throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and the surname is found in one form or another in most of the countries of Europe. Jews, however, have never used this personal name, except in recent times under Polish and English influence. Among Scottish and Irish bearers it is sometimes a reduced form of McAdam.

List of People with Surname Adam

According to our database, there are a total of 9,770 people with the surname Adam. Among these people surnamed Adam, there are about 820 unique names, with an average of 11 people who have the same name. Robert Adam, James Adam and Mary Adam are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Adam, with 197, 160 and 147 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Adam, with a total of 1,124 people, and there are a total of 444 unique names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Adam, with a total of 665 people and an average of 353 unique names.