For other uses, see Adrian (disambiguation). Adrian , Bust of Hadrian Gender Male Origin Word/Name Latin Meaning From Adria Other names Related names Adriaan, Adriaen, Adriana, Adriano, Adrianus, Adrien, Adrienne, Arie, Jadran, Jadranko Look up Adrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Adrian is a form of the Latin given name Adrianus or Hadrianus. Its ultimate origin is likely via the former river Adria from the Venetic word adur for 'water'. The Adria was until the 8th century BC the main channel of the Po River into the Adriatic Sea, but ceased to exist before he 1st century BC. Hecataeus of Miletus (c.550 - c.476 BC) asserted that both the Etruscan harbor city of Adria and the Adriatic Sea had been named after it. Emperor Hadrian's family was named after the city or region of Adria/Hadria, now Atri, in Picenum, which likely started as an Etruscan or Greek colony of the older harbor city of the same name. Several saints and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope, Adrian IV, and the only Dutch pope, Adrian VI. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it was not popular until modern times. Contents 1 Religion, 2 Government and politics, 3 Sports, 4 Arts and entertainment, 5 Other, 6 See also, 7 References, Religion: Pope Adrian I (c. 700-795), Pope Adrian II (792-872), Pope Adrian III (died 885), Pope Adrian IV (c. 1100-1159), English pope, Pope Adrian V (c. 1205-1276), Pope Adrian VI (1459-1523), Dutch pope, Adrian of Batanea (died 308), Christian martyr and saint, Adrian of Canterbury (died 710), scholar and Abbot of St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury, Adrian of May (died 875), Scottish saint from the Isle of May, martyred by Vikings, Adrian of Moscow (1627-1700), last pre-revolutionary Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Adrian of Nicomedia (died 306), martyr and Herculian Guard of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian, Adrian of Ondrusov (died 1549), Russian Orthodox saint and wonder-worker, Adrian of Poshekhonye (died 1550), Russian Orthodox saint, hegumen of Dormition monastery in Yaroslavl region, Adrian Leo Doyle (born 1936), Australian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Adrian von Walenburch (died 1669), auxiliary bishop of Cologne and controversial Dutch Roman Catholic theologian, Government and politics: Adrian Amstutz (born 1953), Swiss politician, Adrian Bailey (born 1949), British Labour Co-operative politician, Adrian Cruickshank (1936-2010), Australian politician and philanthropist, Adrian Dix (born 1966), Canadian politician, Adrian Johns (born 1951), English governor of Gibraltar and former senior officer in the Royal Navy, Adrian Năstase (born 1950), Romanian politician, Adrian Piccoli (born 1970), Australian politician, Adrian Sanders (born 1959), English Liberal Democrat politician, Adrian Severin (born 1954), Romanian politician and Member of the European Parliament, Sports: Adrián Aldrete (born 1988), Mexican footballer, Adrian Archibald (born c. 1969), British motorcycle racer, Adrian Arrington (born 1985), American National Football League (NFL) player, Adrian Aucoin (born 1973), Canadian National Hockey League player, Adrián Beltré (born 1979), Dominican Republic baseball player, Adrian Buchan (born 1982), Australian surfer, Adrian Cann (born 1980), Canadian Major League Soccer player, Adrián Chávez (born 1962), Mexican footballer, Adrian Clayborn (born 1988), American NFL player, Adrian Cristea (born 1983), Romanian footballer, Adrian Cruciat (born 1983), Romanian tennis player, Adrian Dantley (born 1956), American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player, Adrian Diaconu (born 1978), Romanian professional boxer, Adrian Falub (born 1971), Romanian footballer, Adrián Fernández (born 1965), Mexican racing driver, Adrian Forbes (born 1979), English footballer, Adrian Gonzalez (born 1982), Mexican-American Major League Baseball player, Adrian Griffin (born 1974), American retired NBA player, Adrian Heath (born 1961), English football manager and former player, Adrian Ilie (born 1974), Romanian retired footballer, Adrian Ionescu (born 1985), Romanian footballer, Adrian Iordache (born 1980), Romanian footballer, Adrian Jacobs (born 1980), South African rugby player, Adrian Jarvis (born 1983) English rugby player, Adrian Jones (American football) (born 1981), American football player, Adrian Jones (cricketer) (born 1961), English former cricketer, Adrian Leijer (born 1986), Australian footballer, Adrián López Álvarez (born 1988), Spanish footballer, Adrian Lungu (born 1960), Romanian rugby union footballer, Adrian Mannarino (born 1988), French tennis player, Adrian Mariappa (born 1986), English footballer, Adrian McPherson (born 1983), American quarterback in the Canadian Football League, Adrian Miedziński (born 1985), Polish motorcycle speedway rider, Adrian Mierzejewski (born 1986), Polish footballer, Adrian Morley (born 1977), English professional rugby player, Adrian Mutu (born 1979), Romanian footballer, Adrian Napierała (born 1982), Polish footballer, Adrian Neaga (born 1979), Romanian footballer, Adrian Newey (born 1958), British race car engineer and designer, Adrian Peterson (born 1985), American NFL running back, Adrian Piţ (born 1983), Romanian footballer, Adrian Purtell (born 1985), Australian rugby player, Adrian Quist (1913-1991), Australian male tennis player, Adrián Ramos (born 1986), Colombian footballer, Adrián Ricchiuti (born 1978), Argentine footballer, Adrián Romero (born 1977), Uruguayan footballer, Adrian Ropotan (born 1986), Romanian footballer, Adrian Sălăgeanu (born 1983), Romanian footballer, Adrian Serioux (born 1979), Canadian soccer player, Adrian Sikora (born 1980), Polish footballer, Adrian Schultheiss (born 1988), Swedish figure skater, Adrian Stoian (born 1991), Romanian footballer, Adrian Stoop (1883-1957), English rugby union player, Adrian Sutil (born 1983), German Formula One racing driver, Adrian Turner (born 1977), British Olympic swimmer, Adrian Ungur (born 1985), Romanian tennis player, Adrián Vallés (born 1986), Spanish race car driver, Adrian Webster (footballer born 1980), New Zealand footballer, Adrian Webster (footballer born 1951), retired English footballer, Adrian Zieliński (born 1989), Polish weightlifter, Arts and entertainment: Adrian (costume designer) (1903-1959), born Adrian Adolph Greenberg, costume designer for over 250 films, Adrian Alphona, Canadian comic book artist, Adrian Belew (born 1949), American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Adrian Biddle (1952-2005), English cinematographer, Adrian Borland (1957-1999), English singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer, Adrian Boult (1889-1983), English conductor, Adrian Chiles (born 1967), British television and radio presenter, Adrian Dunbar (born 1958), Northern Ireland actor, Adrian Edmondson (born 1957), English actor, comedian, director, writer and musician, Adrian Enescu (born 1948), Romanian composer, Adrian Erlandsson (born 1970), Swedish heavy metal drummer, Adrian Grenier (born 1976), American actor, musician and director, Adrian Gurvitz (born 1949), English singer, musician and songwriter, Adrian Griffin (drummer), Australian drummer, Adrian Heath (painter) (1920-1992), British painter, Adrian Hodges, British television and film writer, Adrian Hoven (1922-1981), Austrian actor, producer and film director, Adrian Ivaniţchi (born 1947), Romanian folk musician and guitarist, Adrian Jones (sculptor) (1845-1938), English sculptor and painter who specialized in animals, particularly horses, Adrian Kowanek (born 1977), Polish musician, Adrian Legg (born 1948), English guitar player, Adrian Lester (born 1968), British actor, Adrian Lukis (born 1958), British actor, Adrian Lyne (born 1941), English filmmaker and producer, Adrian Mitchell (1932-2008), English poet, novelist and playwright, Adrian Pasdar (born 1965), American actor and film director, Adrian Paul (born 1959), English actor, Adrian Rawlins (born 1958), English actor, Adrian Rollini (1903-1956), American multi-instrumentalist best known for his jazz music, Adrian Scarborough (born 1968), English character actor, Adrian Sherwood (born 1958), English record producer, Adrian Sieber (born 1972), Swiss singer and the lead singer in the Swiss Britpop band Lovebugs, Adrian Smith (born 1957), English musician and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the English band Iron Maiden, Adrian Truss, English actor, voice actor and comedy writer, Adrian Utley (born 1957), English musician best known as a member of the band Portishead, Adrian Vandenberg (born 1954), Dutch rock guitarist, Adrian Willaert (c. 1490-1562), Flemish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School, Adrian Young (born 1969), American drummer for the rock band No Doubt, Adrian Zingg (1734-1816), Swiss painter, Adrian Zmed (born 1954), American television personality and film actor, Other: Adrian Bejan (born 1948), Romanian-born professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University, Adrian von Bubenberg (1434-1479), Bernese knight, general and mayor, Adrian Cioroianu (born 1967), Romanian historian, politician, journalist, and essayist, Adrian Cronauer (born 1938), American lawyer and radio speaker, Adrian Darby (born 1937), British conservationist and academic, Adrian Finighan (born 1964), British journalist, Adrian Fulford (born 1953), British judge, Adrian Geiges (born 1960), German writer and journalist, Adrian Goldsworthy (born 1969), British historian and author who writes mostly about ancient Roman history, Adrian Hanauer (born 1966), American businessman and minority owner and general manager of the Seattle Sounders FC, Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833), English entomologist, botanist and carcinologist, Adrian Holovaty (born 1981), American web developer, journalist and entrepreneur, Adrian van Hooydonk (born 1964), Dutch automobile designer, Adrian Kantrowitz (1918-2008), American cardiac surgeon, Adrian Kashchenko (1858-1921), Ukrainian writer, historian of Zaporozhian Cossacks, Adrian Knox (1863-1932), Australian judge, Adrian Lamo (born 1981), Colombian-American threat analyst and "grey hat" hacker, Adrian von Mynsicht (1603-1638), German alchemist, Adrian Păunescu (1943-2010), Romanian poet, journalist, and politician, Adrian Rogers (1931-2005), American pastor, conservative, author, Adrian Ursu (born 1968), Romanian journalist, Adrian Weale (born 1964), English writer, journalist, illustrator and photographer

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