Adrian Name Meaning

English, southern French, and German: from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name (H)adrianus, originally an ethnic name denoting someone from the coast of the Adriatic (Latin Adria). It was adopted as a cognomen by the emperor who ruled ad 117–138. It was also borne by several minor saints, in particular an early martyr at Nicomedia (died c.304), the patron saint of soldiers and butchers. There was an English St. Adrian (died 710), born in North Africa; he was abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, and his cult enjoyed a brief vogue after the discovery of his supposed remains in 1091. Later, the name was adopted by several popes, including the only pope of English birth, Nicholas Breakspear, who reigned as Adrian IV (1154–59).

List of People with Surname Adrian

As far as we found, there are a total of 4,035 people with the surname Adrian. Among these people surnamed Adrian, there are around 470 different names, with an average of 8 people sharing the same name. Robert Adrian, Michael Adrian and James Adrian are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Adrian, with 80, 72 and 71 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that California has the greatest number of people surnamed Adrian, with a total of 474 people, and there are a total of 239 different names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Adrian, with a total of 368 people and an average of 212 different names.