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Adam

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Man of Earth

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Adam

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Adam in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Adam:

  • Records indicate that 522,614 boys in the United States have been named Adam since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1984, when 23,906 people in the U.S. were given the name Adam. Those people are now 30 years old.

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    Comments about the name Adam

    92% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      44 Positive Comments

  • "I am naming my first boy Adam. He is due in 7 weeks. It's a great name!" Aug. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Adam. I wouldn't trade it for any other name in the world. I love to hear my name, spell my name, write my name. If I ever have a son his name will be ADAM!" Feb. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam has to be the sexiest name i have ever encounterd" Nov. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend sat next to me at the moment is called adam :) we are in science, we think adam is a cool name :D BYEEEE xxxx" May. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name, he is one. I love it and so does everyone else. It fits him perfectly." Apr. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a nice name with lots of nice meanings to it. I love biblical names in general." Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son (born 12.26) Adam - my husband and I went back and forth with names but I knew that was going to be his name since the first minute I saw him - he was born just perfect so it was clear to me that this was a creation of God." Oct. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that "Adam," gets a thumbs up from every poster so far! I had a crush on an Adam in Kindergarten. He moved away, but I've always loved the name. I named my son Adam, it's just always stuck. I love that I named him "Adam" an incredible name, for an incredible person. Such an Adam he is! I love this name. So strong, so intriguing.. but also, so friendly!.. Hmmmmmm." Sep. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam is the name of the world's next great rock legend, Adam Lambert. Therefore, it is the most EPIC of names. Rock on." Aug. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name as well. I love it. Girls love it. And it takes a STRONG woman to name her boy that." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby brother's name is Adam. He is very smart, funny and handsome. The name Adam fits him very well." Oct. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it, sounds like it would be a nice, handsome guy...also strong :)" Sep. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Adam, he is very handsome, and smart. He is a baby, and it is easy for him to know his name. It isn't too common." Sep. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my baby Adam when he arrives in January, 2009. It is a strong, sexy name (and I have loved Adam Ant since I was 10). Can't top it." Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I will be having my first baby boy in a couple of weeks or so. We have decided to call him Adam because it's unique and I think my son will grow up thanking me for giving him such a name. For a man's ego, being the called Adam: God's first man on earth is quite satisfying :)" Sep. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Adam. I am 27 yrs old and never been made fun of my name all my life only some people will say where's eve? Haha. I've had lots of girlfriends and they love the name adam. I'm currently a married man with 4 kids. Yeah those were the good times. Adam is a name which your kid won't regret." Jun. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name,i totally love the name Adam, a strong handsome name." Apr. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Adam in 1984, which I hadn't heard much at the time. When he started kindergarten, there were 3 other Adams in his class! They ended up being called Adam E, Adam K, Adam M and Adam J." Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my new baby Adam . I love the name. I always picture Adam's as cute, kinda quiet and very sweet people. I also like it cause its not super common." Mar. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is named Adam and I think it is a really nice strong name. It is common but not too popular. I also think it will not fall prey to being used as a girls' name anytime soon." Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In 2003 we named our son Adam. I thought it was a nice name that wasn't trendy or annoying." Jan. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name, so I'm always biased. I like that it isn't too popular." Dec. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest son is named Adam. It is such a beautiful name. We don't know any other Adam's here in Brazoria County, Texas. It's just a great name." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Excellent name...noble, distinguished yet friendly. Almost every Adam I know is worth knowing." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Adam. I think it is suitable for all age groups" Oct. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "While Adam might be an all time hit, it has always been unique enough to warrant being the only Adam in the school/work etc. I didn't think it was that common growing up. (b1967) But I do get called Andy/Alan a third of the time." Oct. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Adam too! Seems to be a common name, I do like it I guess. Sometimes it just sounds a little funny to me, but I think everyone sort of thinks that of their own name at some point XD" Sep. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm called Adam. I love my name and I like its meaning." Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Nobody ever gets my name wrong. I never get asked how to spell t." Aug. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Adam. Great name. Great meaning. However, people always accidently call me "Andy"(???)" Jul. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am a 44 year old male ,i never liked my name growing up, it was very uncommon in the 1960's i went all thru school and i was the only adam.kids used to call me adam ant ,adam 12 ,atom bomb ha ha ! in the 1980's when it started to gain popularity i would be in a shop and someone would call adam and i would turn around thinking it was me, HA HA . i dont do that anymore . and now i like my name , hope this helps" Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Adam, & I couldn't be happier! It's a solid, classic name that isn't trendy or overused" Apr. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name Adam the person i like iz called that n it suits him so muchh. i know 7 adams that are the same age as me not including the one i like xxxx" Apr. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Adam, and I love it. It sounds short, firm, confident. Fits my son perfectly. It is catchy also and everybody seem to remember it easily. Makes a statement :ADAM. Not for mommy's boy, though." Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My entire life (31 years old), some cheese-ball (usualy some guy over 40) always follows up my introduction with "Where's Eve?" or some related stupid comment, followed by them laughing at their own joke while I stare at them blankly. Otherwise, its been a good solid name." Oct. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name adam. My husbands name is adam.......great pick." Sep. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perfect man's name. Classic and handsome. I love the name Adam!" Jul. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Adam he is sometimes nice but, others he is so cruel!!!" Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons' name is Adam. I always liked the name. It suits him too." May. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. If it was good enough to call the first human being its good enough for me. I dont like it when people call me Add but oh well, every name has a short version!" Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam is my brother's name so I love it. It's so burly!" Mar. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Adam and I think it's a great name. Everyone has heard of it but you don't meet too many of them. Nothing rude rhymes with it and it's easy to spell and pronounce." Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hehe its my name but im from england so i guess the chart has no relavance to me. lol" Jan. 4, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Adam and when he wanted to name our son Adam I was not happy. Now, that my son is two, Adam just fits!" Jul. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "I am named Adam and I hate it. Much prefer something different. It's close but I wish I was called Aiden." Jul. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like the name for modern times, but the Bible story is awesome, so yeah..." Nov. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always assume you're Christian, which makes it hard when you decide you don't believe in Christianity." Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam is my boyfriends'name. I like it because it is easy to spell, and it's short." Nov. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "My name, oddly enough is Adam and I like it. All through school I wasn't Shore if I liked it or not but now that I'm older I can say I do like it, actually scratch that, I love it!! Chics dig it too (and that's always good)" Aug. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Adam. I am 42 and I liked my name when I was a child and a teen but now as an adult I do not like it. I have never been married and have no children and I think the name Adam has been bad luck for me." Jun. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam is a great name.. Adam's are down to earth,funny, full of life, beautiful inside and out! God loved Adam and who wouldn't want a name that was so important and strong? Adam .. Love it!" Jan. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Adam. sometimes i like it but other times i feel it can sound a little funny to pronounce. i hope he likes his name later on because at the time i wanted it to reflect what a perfect lovely little boy i saw when he was born. x" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name adam cause everyone named adam fills me with joy" Jun. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Adam is a great name, and it's going to be my first baby boy's name." Jan. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Adam in 2006. I love the name. It's strong, easy to spell and pronounce. I haven't met an Adam his age yet." Oct. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i've been with my boyfriend Adam for just over 3 years. any other adam i've met has been just as wonderful. funny smart sexy full of life and just a really good person. they say what you name your child sets them up for the rest of there lives. Adam is a strong impowered name in which to be proud of." Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Adam, but most people call me Ads. Well they did when I lived in Scotland, but now I have moved to the states my nickname has changed to Scotty - oh Well, I will beam it up then! And yes I am good looking, well so my mother tells me." Jul. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "adam is an lame lame lame name adams are so deep fried" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am a 44 year old male ,i never liked my name growing up, it was very uncommon in the 1960's i went all thru school and i was the only adam.kids used to call me adam ant ,adam 12 ,atom bomb ha ha ! in the 1980's when it started to gain popularity i would be in a shop and someone would call adam and i would turn around thinking it was me, HA HA . i dont do that anymore . and now i like my name , hope this helps" Jul. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "basically adam is the best name in the world it comes from the greek word great which means anyone with the name adam is is great" Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i belize the name is quiet good because you have to think about when the child is in school and as much as kids try you cant take the mic of the name :p" Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My partners name, its short and simple. Though it seems to be more suited to the younger generations. It would be weird calling him "Adam" at 80, when we are old and grey haha" Oct. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is adam and i am an alcoholic and a i am addicted to crack cocain. and i live with my mom and my dad malaest me all the time here he come right now no no get away don't touch me down there. help me..." Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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