Adam

Adam - A unique male name



  Nov 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Adam, meaning son of the red earth, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #175. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Adam and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Adam? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Adam. The baby boy name Adam was given to 5,273 baby boys in 2012, ranking #82 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 311 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Adam peaked in popularity 36 years ago in 1983 on position 18.



Famous with this name

Adam Brody
Adam Butcher
Adam Goldberg


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Adam is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Adam is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #50 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #155.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Adam is where you live.


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Adam origin and meaning

Adam is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son of the red earth. To see famous people named Adam, pop culture references for the name Adam and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Adam

We've found the following names that sound similar to Adam, sorted by popularity.

Aiden / Aidan / Ayden / Adan / Aden / Aydan / Aaden / Aydin / Aidyn / Aedan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201282
201181
201081
200974
200872
200765
200665
200564
200457
200358
200255
200151
200045
199944
199845
199739
199639
199538
199438
199339
199236
199136
199032
198927
198826
198727
198624
198522
198418
198318
198219
198120
198022
197923
197829
197733
197636
197538
197436
197345
197251
197156
197071
1969113
1968118
1967118
1966123
1965125
1964122
1963145
1962153
1961192
1960249
1959322
1958354
1957375
1956385
1955393
1954436
1953395
1952406
1951394
1950396
1949386
1948428
1947420
1946417
1945423
1944414
1943390
1942391
1941396
1940381
1939392
1938386
1937361
1936365
1935358
1934353
1933364
1932345
1931319
1930354
1929336
1928296
1927300
1926281
1925275
1924264
1923276
1922259
1921231
1920220
1919235
1918199
1917196
1916194
1915199
1914184
1913200
1912197
1911177
1910175

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York50
New Jersey51
California56
Illinois62
Connecticut63
Pennsylvania65
Virginia68
Ohio68
Michigan68
Delaware73
Massachusetts74
Arizona75
New Hampshire76
New Mexico76
Maryland77
Colorado80
Texas82
Montana86
Oregon87
Indiana88
Nevada88
Rhode Island88
Washington90
Florida90
Minnesota91
Idaho92
Hawaii94
District of Columbia95
Alaska97
Kansas97
North Dakota98
Wisconsin100
Missouri100
North Carolina101
Louisiana106
Oklahoma111
Utah113
Tennessee115
Arkansas118
South Carolina124
Georgia127
Kentucky128
Iowa129
Maine131
Alabama134
Nebraska135
West Virginia137
South Dakota154
Mississippi155

Even more about Adam


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Adam a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Adam?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1983
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Adam
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 311
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,273

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