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since 1880

Adam

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Man, Of the Earth
  • #116 All Time
  • #73 in 2015
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Boys

How popular is the baby name Adam in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 104 0 104
1881 116 0 116
1882 114 0 114
1883 107 0 107
1884 83 0 83
1885 96 0 96
1886 103 0 103
1887 84 0 84
1888 120 0 120
1889 93 0 93
1890 74 0 74
1891 87 0 87
1892 106 0 106
1893 87 0 87
1894 86 0 86
1895 78 0 78
1896 96 0 96
1897 88 0 88
1898 87 0 87
1899 74 0 74
1900 111 0 111
1901 71 0 71
1902 99 0 99
1903 82 0 82
1904 103 0 103
1905 101 0 101
1906 105 0 105
1907 127 0 127
1908 109 0 109
1909 113 0 113
1910 154 0 154
1911 189 0 189
1912 307 0 307
1913 354 5 349
1914 489 0 489
1915 574 0 574
1916 609 0 609
1917 614 0 614
1918 653 0 653
1919 542 0 542
1920 579 0 579
1921 588 5 583
1922 469 0 469
1923 435 7 428
1924 464 0 464
1925 459 6 453
1926 425 0 425
1927 389 0 389
1928 357 0 357
1929 308 0 308
1930 274 0 274
1931 300 0 300
1932 257 0 257
1933 235 0 235
1934 237 0 237
1935 238 0 238
1936 216 0 216
1937 222 0 222
1938 214 0 214
1939 216 0 216
1940 227 0 227
1941 230 0 230
1942 241 0 241
1943 252 0 252
1944 221 0 221
1945 209 0 209
1946 247 0 247
1947 269 0 269
1948 245 0 245
1949 301 0 301
1950 306 0 306
1951 298 0 298
1952 294 0 294
1953 332 5 327
1954 282 0 282
1955 351 0 351
1956 393 0 393
1957 435 6 429
1958 470 0 470
1959 584 0 584
1960 1,021 0 1,021
1961 1,580 0 1,580
1962 2,156 0 2,156
1963 2,349 7 2,342
1964 2,867 12 2,855
1965 2,577 8 2,569
1966 2,514 12 2,502
1967 2,535 7 2,528
1968 2,556 10 2,546
1969 2,885 17 2,868
1970 4,341 21 4,320 #71 boy name
1971 5,883 26 5,857 #57 boy name
1972 5,773 25 5,748 #51 boy name
1973 6,879 39 6,840 #45 boy name
1974 8,488 50 8,438 #36 boy name
1975 8,700 45 8,655 #38 boy name
1976 9,991 45 9,946 #36 boy name
1977 11,099 61 11,038 #33 boy name
1978 13,987 68 13,919 #29 boy name
1979 17,165 97 17,068 #23 boy name
1980 18,969 95 18,874 #22 boy name
1981 20,120 77 20,043 #20 boy name
1982 20,216 116 20,100 #19 boy name
1983 23,614 132 23,482 #18 boy name
1984 24,076 142 23,934 #18 boy name
1985 20,283 117 20,166 #22 boy name
1986 18,244 90 18,154 #24 boy name
1987 17,017 102 16,915 #27 boy name
1988 16,538 84 16,454 #26 boy name
1989 16,987 60 16,927 #27 boy name
1990 14,743 35 14,708 #32 boy name
1991 12,322 21 12,301 #36 boy name
1992 11,937 37 11,900 #36 boy name
1993 11,550 21 11,529 #39 boy name
1994 11,054 37 11,017 #38 boy name
1995 10,496 13 10,483 #38 boy name
1996 9,578 24 9,554 #39 boy name
1997 8,817 15 8,802 #39 boy name
1998 8,368 13 8,355 #45 boy name
1999 8,241 21 8,220 #44 boy name
2000 8,149 16 8,133 #45 boy name
2001 7,763 13 7,750 #51 boy name
2002 7,757 8 7,749 #55 boy name
2003 7,705 21 7,684 #58 boy name
2004 7,507 37 7,470 #58 boy name
2005 6,852 14 6,838 #64 boy name
2006 6,803 12 6,791 #64 boy name
2007 6,786 7 6,779 #65 boy name
2008 6,101 13 6,088 #72 boy name
2009 5,671 7 5,664 #74 boy name
2010 5,105 9 5,096 #81 boy name
2011 5,210 11 5,199 #81 boy name
2012 5,307 0 5,307 #82 boy name
2013 5,237 5 5,232 #82 boy name
2014 5,325 7 5,318 #79 boy name
2015 5,366 6 5,360 #73 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Adam baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 541,618 babies born with the name Adam in the United States. That's more than enough Adams to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 104 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Adam" was in 1984 with a total of 23,934 babies. (That's a lot of baby Adams)

According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Adam" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 440 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of 8,700 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Adam popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Adam" mean? The list below shows the origins of Adam as well as things modernly associated with the name Adam such as celebrities named Adam.

Origin and Meaning of Adam

The name "Adam" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Man, Of the Earth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Adam Levine

Adam Levine is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor specializing in pop rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Adam was born in 1979 as Adam Noah Levine in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. Adam was born in 1966 as Adam Richard Sandler in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert is a singer, songwriter, and actor specializing in pop, pop rock, dance, and electronic music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Adam was born in 1982 as Adam Mitchel Lambert in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla is a radio personalitytelevision personalitycomediancomedy writeractorcarpenter. Adam was born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California.

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Adam Brody

Adam Brody is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Adam was born in 1979 as Adam Jared Brody in San Diego, California, US.

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Adam West

Adam West is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to present. Adam was born in 1928 as William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington U.S.

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Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to present. Adam was born in 1962 in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Adam

Adam Driver
Adam Jones
Adam Scott
Adam Ward
Adam Laroche
Adam Warlock

Alternative Meanings

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

Your name in reverse order is "Mada". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amda". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Adam born Apr 21, 1953

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1275. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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