[ 4 syll. a-dria-na, ad-ri-ana ] The baby girl name Adriana is pronounced eyD-Riy-AEN-ah (English) or aaD-RYAA-Naa (Italian, Polish, Spanish) †. Adriana's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in Czech, English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slavic, and Spanish. The name Adriana means 'woman from Hadria; dark one'. It is derived from the word ater which is of the meaning 'black'. The generic name has been used by various popes. Also from the Roman nickname.
Adriana is a form of the German and English Adria.
Adriana is the feminine form of the English, German, Polish, Romanian, and Russian Adrian.
The name Adriana is widely used; it has 42 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Addie, Adreana, Adreanna, Adreanne, Adri, Adrianah, Adriane (also used in German), Adriann, Adrianna (also used in Polish), Adriannah, Adrianne, Adriannette, Adrieanna, Adrieanne, Adrien, Adriena, Adrienah, Adriene, Adrienna, Adrienne (also used in French), Adriyanna, Adryan, Adryanne, Ariene, Aydrian, Hadrian, Hadrienne, and Rianne (also used in Dutch and German). Other English variants include the contracted forms Adria (also used in German) and Adrina, and the diminutives Adreea, Adrie, Adry, and Drina (also used in Italian, and Spanish).
Forms used in foreign languages include Adrienn (Hungarian), Adrijana (Slavic), Adrine (Armenian), Ariana (Dutch and German), Ariane (Dutch and German), Arianna (Italian), Edrianna (Greek), and Jadranka (Slavic).
Adriana is a popular baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only very light use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2006, 0.149% of baby girls were named Adriana. It had a ranking of #106 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #240 with a usage of 0.073%, but it was nevertheless the 3rd most popular after Ariana and Arianna, out of all girl names in its family. The name was thrice as popular as Adriana in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Adriana include Adrianna, Adriani, Adrijana, Audriana, Audrianna, Edriana, Edrianna, Aderin, Aderine, Aderyn, Aderyne, Adorna, Adrian, Adriann, Adrián, Adrieanne, Adrien, Adrienn, Adrina, and Adrine.
† Pronunciation for Adriana: EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Adriana:
Model Adriana Karembeu, born Adriana Sklenarikova 17 September 1971, Brezno, Czechoslovakia.
Model Adriana Lima, born 12 June 1981, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.