Adonis

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Origin and Meaning of Adonis

"Adonis" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Lord". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*do"nis
Senses
  1. [Gr. Myth] A youth beloved by Venus for his beauty. He was killed in the chase by a wild boar.
  2. A preëminently beautiful young man; a dandy.
  3. [Bot] A genus of plants of the family Ranunculaceæ, containing the pheasant's eye (Adonis autumnalis); -- named from Adonis, whose blood was fabled to have stained the flower.

Etymology: L., gr. Gr. 'A`dwnis

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone ("when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite")
  2. Any handsome young man
  3. Annual or perennial herbs
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Ádōnis).

  1. (Greek mythology) A beautiful young man loved by Aphrodite.
  2. (rare) A male given name
  3. A beautiful man.

Adonis was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Serbo-Croatian

Notable Persons Named Adonis

Adonis was born on September 22nd, 1977 in Port-au-Prince.

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Adonis Creed is a professional boxer and boxing. Adonis was born on June 1st, 1986 in Los Angeles.

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Adonis Thomas is a basketball player for the Springfield Armor, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, and Grand Rapids Drive. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Adonis was born on March 25th, 1993 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Adonis García is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves. Adonis was born on April 12th, 1985 in Ciego de Ávila.

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Adonis Georgiadis is a publishing and historian. He was most active from 2016 to 2014. Adonis was born on November 6th, 1972 in Athens.

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Adonis Ajeti is a soccer player for the FC Wil 1900, FC Basel, Switzerland national under-16 football team, and Switzerland national under-17 football team. Adonis was born on February 26th, 1997 in Basel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Adonis

Adrian Adonis was a wrestler. Adrian was born on September 15th, 1954 in Buffalo, New York. He passed away on July 4th, 1988.

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Joe Adonis is a criminal.

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The Lord Adonis is a Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, Secretary of State for Transport, Minister of State for Transport, Minister of State for Education, and Department for Education. The was born on February 22nd, 1963 in London, United Kingdom. The is also known as Lord Adonis.

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Frank Adonis is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Frank was given the name Frank Testaverde Scioscia on October 27th, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Frank is also known as Frank Martin, Scioscia, Frank Testaverde; Martin, and Frank.

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Adonis is an acid house mogul, musician, record producer, composer, fashion designer, dj, songwriter, and business magnate. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Adonis was given the name Adonis M. Smith on January 4th, 1963. Adonis is also known as Jack Frost, Acid Budda, Gentry Ice, The Endless Poker, The King of All Basslines, The Godfather of Acid, and Percy Richblood.

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Neil was born on March 1st, 1969 in Cape Town.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 5 0 5
1920 8 0 8
1923 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1934 5 0 5
1937 5 0 5
1946 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1951 9 0 9
1952 6 0 6
1953 12 0 12
1954 23 0 23
1955 11 0 11
1956 12 0 12
1957 9 0 9
1958 8 0 8
1959 11 0 11
1960 7 0 7
1961 7 0 7
1962 8 0 8
1963 9 0 9
1964 21 0 21
1965 15 0 15
1966 19 7 12
1967 14 0 14
1968 16 0 16
1969 10 0 10
1970 23 0 23
1971 24 0 24
1972 28 0 28
1973 26 0 26
1974 46 0 46
1975 52 5 47
1976 58 0 58
1977 40 0 40
1978 37 0 37
1979 74 0 74
1980 56 0 56
1981 44 0 44
1982 63 0 63
1983 51 0 51
1984 47 0 47
1985 42 0 42
1986 59 0 59
1987 56 6 50
1988 63 0 63
1989 50 0 50
1990 82 0 82
1991 111 5 106
1992 90 0 90
1993 163 7 156
1994 183 6 177
1995 322 7 315
1996 172 0 172
1997 196 8 188
1998 199 6 193
1999 200 6 194
2000 222 0 222
2001 179 0 179
2002 189 0 189
2003 211 0 211
2004 240 8 232
2005 229 0 229
2006 251 0 251
2007 289 0 289
2008 251 0 251
2009 291 0 291
2010 269 0 269
2011 335 0 335
2012 374 0 374
2013 340 0 340
2014 327 0 327
2015 357 0 357
2016 806 6 800

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Adonis U.S.
  White 12.95% 64.26%
  African American 63.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.33% 16.26%

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

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Fun Facts about the name Adonis

  • How Popular is the name Adonis? Adonis is the 2,803rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Adonis was the 53,538th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Adonis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,087 babies born with the first name Adonis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adonis to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adonis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adonis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adonis is Monday, December 20th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Adonis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adonis was in 2016 with a total of 800 babies.
  • Random Adonis Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adonis is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Adonis: Your name in reverse order is Sinoda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Soadin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Adonis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 386 people with the last name Adonis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Adonis? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Adonis as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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