Adam is a widely used name; it has 63 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Ad, Adama, Adamh, Adams, Adamson, Adan (also used in Italian and Spanish), Adám, Adcock, Addams, Addem, Addis (also used in Spanish), Ade, Adham, Adim, Adkin, Adom (also used in African and Armenian), Aiken, Akamu (also used in Hawaiian), Atim, Atkin, Atkins, Ádhamhnán (also used in Gaelic), Edam, Edem, Edim, Edom, and Edym. The pet form Addie, and the variant spelling Addam are other English forms.
Foreign variants of Adam include Aatami (Finnish), Adamec (Czech), Adamek (Czech and Polish), Adamik (Czech), Adamka (Russian), Adamko (Czech), Adamo (Italian and Spanish), Adamok (Czech), Adao (Portuguese and Spanish), Adas (Polish and Russian), Adán (Spanish), Adão (Portuguese), Adem (Turkish), Adhamh (Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish), Adi (Hungarian and Yiddish), Admiel (Hebrew), Adnet (French), Adnon (Spanish), Adnot (French), Adok (Polish), Adomas (Lithuanian), Adrien (Hungarian), Atam (Armenian), Àdhamh (Scottish), Ádám (Hungarian), Ádhamh (Irish), Damek (Czech and Slavic), Erdmann (German), Keady (Scottish), and Keddie (Scottish). Specific foreign variants include the pet forms Addy (Spanish), Adie (Scottish), and Adif (Scottish).
See also the related forms, the name Adarius, the English Addison, and the English Addison.
Adam is popular as a baby boy name. The name grew in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the peak of its usage in 1984, 1.276% of baby boys were named Adam. It had a ranking of #18 then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then. In 2012, it ranked at #82 with a usage of 0.263%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all boy names in its family. Adam was 6 times more popular than the 2nd ranked name, Adan, in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Adam: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Adam:
Actor Adam Brody, born 15 December 1979, San Diego, California.
Actor Adam Sandler, born 9 September 1966, Brooklyn, New York.
Economist Adam Smith, born 5 June 1723 - 17 July 1790, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
Rapper MCA, born Adam Yauch 5 August 1964, Brooklyn, New York.
Rapper Kid AdRock, born Adam Horovitz 31 October 1966, South Orange, New Jersey.
Singer Adam Ant, born Stuart Leslie Goddard 3 November 1954, London, England.
TV Personality Adam Curry, born 3 September 1964.