If you are expecting a baby at home, there will surely be many preparations that you should be thinking about. Toys, clothes, cribs, pacifiers, you may even be thinking about its future and, without a doubt, about the name it will bear. There are a wide variety of baby names and many options to choose from. It may be that some of them catch your attention more. Visit our post on original names or rare names to learn more details. In this opportunity we are going to explain the meaning of Adrián .

Etymology of the name Adrian:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Adrian derives from the Latin word Hadrianus , a cognomen of the aristocratic family of magistrate during the Roman Republic who belonged to the gens Elia. The first known name was Publius Aelius Hadrian and over time the first Emperor Hadrian appeared in his offspring. He is also related to the Italian city Atri , formerly called Hatria or Hadria,located near the Adriatic Sea. Adriaan van den Spiegel, a Flemish anatomist born in Brussels, is known. Adriaen Jansz Kraen was a famous still life painter during the Dutch Golden Age. Adrián de Prado was a 17th-century Spanish Hieronymite Baroque poet. Adrian Willaert was a Flemish Renaissance composer. Adriano de Nicomedia is known or also called San Adriano, he was a Christian martyr. Adrián is the variant of the name in Spanish.


Jandranko in Croatian, Jandran in Serbian, Jandra in Slovenian, Adrianus or Hadrian in Dutch, Adrien in French, Adrijan in Macedonian, Hadrianus in Ancient Roman, Adorján in Hungarian, Adrià in Catalan, Adrianu in Asturian, Hadrijan in Bosnian, Adiran in Basque , Adrao in Galician, Adrianos in Greek, Adrian in Danish, Aidrean in Irish, Adrian in Icelandic, Adriaan in Finnish, Hadrianusin Latin, Adrian in English, Adriäns in Latvian, Adrianas or Adrijonas in Lithuanian, Adriāo in Portuguese, Adriànu in Sardinian. Some diminutives can be Ad, Arie, Aris. The female version of the name is Adriana.

Famous people named Adrian:

Adrian Adolph Greenburg

  • American Fashion and Costume Designer : Also known simply as Adrian, he was born in 1903. He is famous for making the costumes for the film The Wizard of Oz , among other film productions under the phrase “dressed by Adrian.” He studied at the New York for Fine and Applied Arts and later moved to the NYSFAA campus in Paris where he designed costumes and sets for other productions dressing the biggest female stars of the time. He was chief designer for thirteen years and his creations appeared in more than 200 films. He managed to win distinctions such as the Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Musical.

Adrian Frederick Smith

  • British guitarist and singer : he was born in Hackney, London in 1957. He is mainly known for his participation in a heavy metal group, being the lead guitarist for Iron Maiden, where he is also in charge of arranging choirs and composed songs. He became interested in music when he was 15 years old from his friends with whom he would form that band, he got an old Spanish guitar where he began to practice and at 16 he abandoned his studies to dedicate himself fully to music. Together with another member of the band, he established the term “twin guitar”, to refer to the guitar duos that characterize the group.

adrien lyne

  • British film director – born in Peterborough in 1941. He initially began his career directing some television commercials, where he learned about handling the camera and seeking the attention of a certain audience. At the age of 39, he directed his first film where Jodie Foster acted and later came to work with other popular film artists obtaining blockbuster films. He also participated as a screenwriter on a couple of occasions. It got an Oscar nomination for Best Director.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Adrian:

They are generally dedicated people, focused on their life goals and can become very industrious, with an ambivalent attitude and, in some cases, devious. They are loyal, kind and are distinguished by their intelligence and kindness. They are very generous and tend to offer welfare or protection to others with an interest in retribution. However, they can become capricious people when it comes to their feelings, since they do not have the capacity to express what they feel and may feel confused or insecure about it.