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Adriana is the feminine version of the Latin name Adrian and means “from Adria”. As an Italian and Spanish name it has come to mean “dark” as well. The name has been popular in many European countries for centuries but only came to the US in the 1960’s.

Meaning of the name Adriana:

Latin: man from Hadria or Adria
Italian/Spanish: dark

Origin of the name Adriana:

Adriana is the feminine version of the Latin name Adrian, originally Hadrian. Adriana means “from Hadria/Adria”. As an Italian and Spanish name, Adriana has come to mean “dark”.

Symbolism of the name Adriana:

While “dark” may seem to have negative connotations such as mourning and sadness, in some cultures it is also associated with the Holy Spirit. Black is the color of certainty and consistency.

Style of the name Adriana:

traditional

Gender of the name Adriana:

Adriana is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Adriana:

ay-dree-AN-ə (English), a-dree-A-na (Italian, Dutch), a-DHRYA-na (Spanish), a-DRYA-na (Polish)

Number of syllables in the name Adriana:

four

Emotion evoked from the name Adriana:

Adriana evokes feelings of vibrance and sophistication.

Alternative spellings for the name Adriana:

Adrianna, Adryana

Nicknames for the name Adriana:

Popularity of the name Adriana:

According to the Social Security Administration, Adriana first became popular in the United States in 1960. The name rose to the top 200 baby girl names in 1988 and stayed there until 2016.

Related names for the name Adriana:

Great middle names for Adriana and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Adriana:

  • Adriana Lima (Brazilian supermodel)
  • Adriana Caselotti (American voice actress)
  • Adriana Asti (Italian actress)
  • Adriana da Cunha Calcanhotto (Brazilian singer-songwriter)

Adrianas in popular culture:

  • Adriana Vazquez (television, “Switched at Birth”)
  • Adriana Vertes (television, “Dark Angel”)
  • Adriana La Cerva (television, “The Sopranos”)
  • Adriana Cramer (television, “One Life to Live”)