Adonis is a mythological Greek baby boy’s name that means “lord”. Adonis is one of the mythological names that have started to become popular in the end of the 20th century alongside names like Zeus and Ares.
Meaning of the name Adonis:
Origin of the name Adonis:
Adonis is a Greek boy’s name meaning “lord”. Adonis derives from the Phoenician word “adon”.
Symbolism of the name Adonis:
Adonis is a Greek mythological figure that was a handsome shepherd killed hunting a wild boar. Because Aphrodite loved him, Adonis was restored to life part of the year by Zeus. Adonis is associated with the anemone flower.
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Gender of the name Adonis:
Adonis is a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Adonis:
A-DAW-NEES (Classical Greek) ə-DAHN-is, ə-DO-nis (English)
Number of syllables in the name Adonis:
Emotion evoked from the name Adonis:
Adonis evokes feelings of beauty and strength.
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Popularity of the name Adonis:
According to the Social Security Administration, Adonis is a recently popular boy’s baby name that first entered the top 1000 baby names in 1993. Adonis continues to rise in popularity as of 2020 when it was #222.
Related names for the name Adonis:
Great middle names for the name Adonis and their meanings:
- Damon (to tame, subdue)
- Donovan (dark)
- Vincent (conquering)
- Nathaniel (gift of God)
- Lucas (from Lucania)
- Sebastian (from Sebastia)
- Oscar (champion warrior)
- Henry (estate ruler)
- Arthur (bear)
Famous people with the name Adonis:
- Adonis García (Cuban baseball player)
- Adonis Adelecino Jordan (American basketball player)
- Adonis Spyridon Georgiadis (Greek politician)
- Adonis Bosso (Ivorian male model)
- William H. “Adonis” Terry (American baseball player)
Adonis in popular culture:
- Adonis (Greek mythology)
- Adonis Jackson (television, “Miami Vice”)
- Adonis Johnson (film, “Rocky” series)
- Adonis aka Danburite (comics, “Sailor V”)