Adam

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Αδαμ (Adam), a Greek form of the Hebrew name אָדָם (Adam) of uncertain meaning [1] [2]

Theories include:

1) Hebrew אֲדָמָה (adama) = 'from (red) earth' [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) Hebrew adam = 'human being, man' [3] [7] [5] [6] [8] [9] [10] [11]

3) Hebrew אדם ('adam) = 'to be red' [4]

4) Akkadian adamu = 'creature' [4]

Related Names

Aatami
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Aatavi
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Aatuska
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Adam
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Ádam
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Faroese
Ádám
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Old Norse
Adami
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Greenlandic
Áttán
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Sami
Tami
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Finish

See also Aatos, Aatsa, Addison, Adem, Ate, Oatam

For female forms see Adama

Patronyms

  • Old Swedish: Adamsson (♂), Adamson (♂), Adamssøn (♂), Adamsen (♂), Adansson (!) (♂) [12]
  • Swedish: Adamsson (♂), Adamson (♂), Adammsson (♂) (rare), Adamsdotter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Adamsen (♂), Adamsson (♂)

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
LIN see Adamline

Grammar

Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Adam
Dative: Adam
Genitive: Adams/Adae/Ade
Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Adam
Genitive: Adams
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Adam
Genitive: Adamin
Partitive: Adamia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Adam
Accusative: Adam
Dative: Adam
Genitive: Adams
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Adam
Genitive: Adams
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Adam
Genitive: Adams

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

24 December

Norway Norway

24 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 December

Sweden Sweden

23 December

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament, Adam was the name of the first man. With Eva, the first woman, he had three sons: Kain, Abel and Set.

Namesakes

  • Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (14 November 1779 – 20 January 1850), Danish poet and playwright
  • Onkel Adam (Uncle Adam), pseudonym of the Swedish doctor and author Carl Anton Wetterbergh (1804-1889)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
19 219 20348 26482
Denmark Denmark[15]
0 n.a. 4993 n.a
Norway Norway[16]
7 n.a. 3306 n.a
Finland Finland[17]
n.a. 46 n.a 3453
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Adam(m) Sources: [14][15][16][17]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Adam(m) Sources: [18]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Adam(m)

Sources: [14] [15] [16] [17]

References

  1. Erik Henrik Lind: Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden (1931)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  11. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  12. 12.0 12.1 Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  13. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  18. details see Name Statistic tables