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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Adriaan

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  1. A male given name, cognate to Adrian.

Notable Persons Named Adriaan

Adriaan Strauss is a rugby player. Adriaan was born on November 18th, 1985 in Bloemfontein.


Adriaan van Wijngaarden was a scientist in the fields of numerical analysis and computer science. Adriaan was born on November 2nd, 1916 in Rotterdam. He breathed his last breath on February 7th, 1987.


Adriaan Vlok is a Minister of Correctional Services, Minister of Law, and Order. Adriaan was born on December 11th, 1937 in Sutherland, Northern Cape.


Adriaan was born on March 27th, 1947 in The Hague, Netherlands.


Adriaan Fokker was a scientist in the field of physicist. Adriaan was given the name Adriaan Daniƫl Fokker on August 17th, 1887 in Bogor. He left this life on September 24th, 1972.


Adriaan was born on July 3rd, 1929 in Malang.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Adriaan

His career lasted from 1853 to 1856. Baron was born on May 15th, 1791 in Amsterdam. He left this life on March 29th, 1866.


Fun Facts about the name Adriaan

  • How Popular is the name Adriaan? Adriaan is the 39,114th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adriaan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85 babies born with the first name Adriaan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adriaan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adriaan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adriaan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adriaan is Tuesday, May 20th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Adriaan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adriaan was in 2011 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Adriaan: Your name in reverse order is Naairda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iarnaad. How do you pronounce that?

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