Adam

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Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Αδαμ (Adam), a Greek form of the Hebrew name אָדָם (Adam) of uncertain meaning [1] [2] [3]

Theories include:

1) Hebrew אֲדָמָה (adama) = 'from (red) earth' [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [3]

2) Hebrew adam = 'human being, man' [4] [10] [6] [7] [11] [12] [13] [14] [8] [3]

3) Hebrew אדם ('adam) = 'to be red' [5]

4) Akkadian adamu = 'creature' [5]

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

For female forms see Adama

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Adaminpoika Finland
Adamsen Denmark Norway Old Swedish
Adamson Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Adamssen Norway
Adamsson Norway Iceland Old Swedish Sweden
Adamssøn Norway Old Swedish
Adamsøn Norway

Female

Adamdatter Norway
Adamintytär Finland
Adamsdatter Denmark Norway
Adamsdotter Norway Sweden
Adamsdóttir Iceland

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

Predominant Regional 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

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[19]
23683 30897 23 332 23660 30565
Denmark Denmark[20]
6246
n.a.
0
n.a.
6246
n.a.
Norway Norway[21]
4111
n.a.
5
n.a.
4106
n.a.
Finland Finland[22]
n.a.
4423
n.a.
55
n.a.
4368
Iceland Iceland[23]
554 777
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[24]
89 367
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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: [19][20][21][22]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Adam (m) Sources: [25]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Adam (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Adam (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Adam (m)


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 3.2 3.3 Rikard Hornby: Danske navne - Træk af navngivningens historie (1951)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  9. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Ordbog over muslimske fornavne i Danmark (2005)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  12. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Inger Lautin (Red.): Hva skal barnet hete? (1993)
  14. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  15. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  16. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  17. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  18. 18.0 18.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  20. 20.0 20.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  21. 21.0 21.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  22. 22.0 22.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  23. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  24. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  25. details see Name Statistic tables