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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adnan

User Submitted Origins

     Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Kuwait says the name Adnan means "Chief" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from Pakistan says the name Adnan is of Arabic origin and means "Who lives in paradise".
  • According to a user from United Arab Emirates, the name Adnan is of Arabic origin and means "The settler, coming from the word Aden, which is one of paradise names in the Quran that means settling or settlement,".
  • A submission from India says the name Adnan means "Allah gift" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Adnan is of English origin and means "BEAUTIFUL MIND".

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International Interest

From Arabic عدنان (“settler”). Hebrew עדן (“Eden”): Arabic عَدَن (ʿadan).

  1. A male given name

Adnan was also found in the following language(s): Turkish

Notable Persons Named Adnan

Adnan Sami is a classical music, jazz, pop rock, and jazz fusion musician, singing, actor, and television presenter. He plays Piano, keyboard, guitar, accordion, saxophone, violin, drums, bongos, congas, bass guitar, electric guitar, tabla, dholak, harmonium, harpsichord, santoor, sitar, sarod, percussion, and Keyboard (magazine). He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Adnan was given the name Adnan Sami Khan in Pakistan.


Adnan Januzaj is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., RWDM Brussels FC, R.S.C. Anderlecht, Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Borussia Dortmund, and Belgium national football team. Adnan was born on February 5th, 1995 in Brussels, Belgium.


Adnan Khashoggi is an international businessman. Adnan was born Adnan Khashoggi in 1935-07-25.


Adnan Oktar is an author. Adnan was born Adnan Oktar on February 2nd, 1956 in Ankara. Adnan is also known as Harun Yahya. Adnan Hoca.


Adnan Menderes is a prime minister. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 1960. Adnan was born in Koçarlı.


Adnan Al-Kaissie is a wrestler. Adnan was born on March 1st, 1939 in Baghdad.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Adnan


Etel Adnan is a poetry, essay, and visual arts author. Etel was given the name Ethel Adnan on February 24th, 1925 in Beirut.




Sayed Mohamed Adnan is a soccer player for the Hidd SCC, Malkiya Club, Al-Khor Sports Club, Brisbane Roar FC, Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait), Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), and Bahrain national football team. Sayed was born on February 5th, 1983 in Malé.


Khader was given the name Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa on March 24th, 1978.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 6 0 6
1972 6 0 6
1973 7 0 7
1974 10 0 10
1975 14 0 14
1976 10 0 10
1977 8 0 8
1978 20 0 20
1979 17 0 17
1980 17 0 17
1981 22 0 22
1982 21 0 21
1983 17 0 17
1984 22 0 22
1985 16 0 16
1986 29 0 29
1987 38 0 38
1988 40 0 40
1989 38 0 38
1990 42 0 42
1991 25 0 25
1992 28 0 28
1993 45 0 45
1994 40 0 40
1995 52 0 52
1996 35 0 35
1997 44 0 44
1998 58 0 58
1999 62 0 62
2000 70 0 70
2001 86 0 86
2002 80 0 80
2003 79 0 79
2004 79 0 79
2005 67 0 67
2006 77 0 77
2007 61 0 61
2008 82 0 82
2009 87 0 87
2010 82 0 82
2011 72 0 72
2012 66 0 66
2013 94 0 94
2014 76 0 76
2015 86 0 86
2016 66 0 66
2017 80 0 80
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Adnan

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Popularity of Adnan as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adnan U.S.
  White 16.79% 64.26%
  African American 2.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 73.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Adnan

People with the last name Adnan are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Adnan

  • How Popular is the name Adnan? Adnan is the 6,418th most popular name of all time. As a last name Adnan was the 40,745th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adnan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,179 babies born with the first name Adnan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adnan to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adnan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Adnan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adnan is Tuesday, February 21st, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Adnan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adnan was in 2013 with a total of 94 babies.
  • Random Adnan Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adnan is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Adnan: Your name in reverse order is Nanda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Danan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adnan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 536 people with the last name Adnan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adnan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adnan as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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