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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adonai

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ad`o*na"i
A Hebrew name for God, usually translated in the Old Testament by the word “Lord”.

Note: ☞ The later Jews used its vowel points to fill out the tetragrammaton Yhvh, or Ihvh, “the incommunicable name,” and in reading substituted “Adonai”.

Etymology: Heb. adōnāi, lit., my lord


From Hebrew אדוני \ אֲדֹנָי (“My Lord”); used in place of the Tetragrammaton YHWH as a name of the God of the Hebrews during prayer recitation.

  1. (Judaism, Christianity) The Lord: a Hebrew title of God.

Adonai was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Adonai

Adonai Martínez is a soccer player for the Alianza F.C., C.D. Chalatenango, C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo, A.D. Isidro Metapán, San Salvador F.C., Once Municipal, Fuerte Aguilares, El Salvador national under-23 football team, and El Salvador national football team. Adonai was born on October 3rd, 1975 in San Salvador.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Adonai

Michael was born on December 5th, 1962.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 0 5
1991 5 0 5
1993 5 0 5
1997 6 0 6
1998 6 0 6
1999 7 0 7
2000 15 0 15
2001 26 14 12
2002 18 10 8
2003 25 7 18
2004 27 5 22
2005 35 9 26
2006 37 12 25
2007 54 12 42
2008 40 10 30
2009 54 14 40
2010 56 10 46
2011 39 10 29
2012 47 8 39
2013 60 13 47
2014 55 11 44
2015 69 5 64
2016 72 12 60
2017 54 0 54

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Popularity of Adonai as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Adonai

  • How Popular is the name Adonai? Adonai is the 11,993rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adonai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 817 babies born with the first name Adonai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adonai to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adonai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adonai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adonai is Thursday, November 17th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Adonai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adonai was in 2015 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Adonai Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adonai is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Adonai: Your name in reverse order is Ianoda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Doaain. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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