Adan - Meaning of Adan
[ 2 syll. a-dan, ad-an ] The baby boy name Adan is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as aa-DAE-N †. Adan is used predominantly in the English, Italian, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Hebrew, African-Yoruba, and Celtic. From African-Yoruba roots, its meaning is a large bat.
Adan is also a variant (English) of the name Aidan (English, Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish).
Adan is also a variant (Spanish) of the name Aodh (Irish and Scottish).
Adan is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1950s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2005 with 0.054% of baby boys being given the name Adan. Its ranking then was #287. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.034% and its ranking #449, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Adam and Aidan, among all boy names in its group. In 2018, Adam's use outnumbered Adan's by 7 times. In the past century Adan has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Adan: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"