Adam (name)


Adam (name)

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caption=Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", from the Sistine Chapel. The personal name Adam is derived from Hebrew meaning the ground, from which God created Adam as stated in the Bible
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gender = Male
meaning = "The ground"
"Earth"
region = Hebrew
origin = Hebrew
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The personal name Adam derives from the Hebrew noun "ha adamah" meaning "the ground" or "earth," A literal translation is "man of the red earth". It is still a Hebrew given name, and its Biblical usage has ensured that it is also a common name in all countries which draw on Judaeo-Christian heritage. It is particularly common in Scotland. In most languages its spelling is the same, although the pronunciation varies somewhat. Adán is the Spanish form of this name.

Adam is also a surname in many countries, although it is not as common in English as its derivative Adams (sometimes spelled Addams). In other languages there are similar surnames derived from Adam, such as Adamo, Adamov, Adamowicz, Adamski etc.

In Arabic Adam (آدم) means "made from the earth/mud/clay".

People with the given name Adam

* Adam of Ebrach (died 1161), German abbot and historian
* Adam (Malaysian singer) (born 1983), stage name of Mohd Aizam Mat Saman
* Adam Acres, (May 1878 – 1955), an Ontario farmer and political figure
* Adam Adami (1603 or 1610 – 1663), a German diplomat and priest
* Adam Afriyie (born 1965), British politician
* Adam Afzelius (1750 – 1837), Swedish botanist
* Adam Agius, lead vocalist of the Australian progressive metal band Alchemist
* Adam Aitken (born 1960), an Australian poet
* Adam Ant (born 1954), British pop singer
* Adam Arkin (born 1956), American television, film, and stage actor and director
* Sir Adam Beck (1857 – 1925), Canadian politician
* Adam Browne (born 1963), Australian science fiction writer
* Adam Buxton (born 1969), British actor/writer/TV presenter
* Adam Carolla (born 1964), American actor
* Adam Clayton, (born 1960) bass player in U2
* Adam Copeland (born 1973), Canadian pro wrestler "Edge"
* Adam A. Crown, an instructor of classical and historical fencing in Ithaca, New York
* Adam Curry (born 1964), original MTV VJ
* Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770 — 1861), Polish leader
* Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734-1823), Polish writer and statesman
* Adam d'Ambergau (15th century), Bavarian compositor
* Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown (1731 - 1804), British admiral
* Adam Dunn, (born 1979), Outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks
* Adam Emmenecker (born 1985), American basketball player
* Adam Ferrara, American actor and comedian
* Adam Gardner, lead guitarist for the rock band Guster
* Adam Gontier (Born 1978), lead singer of Canadian alternative rock band Three Days Grace
* Adam Green (musician) (born 1981), American musician
* Adam Hart-Davis (born 1943), English Scientist and Television presenter
* Adam Horovitz (born 1966), aka Ad-Rock, a member of the Beastie Boys
* Adam Ingram (Labour politician) (born 1947), Scottish politician
* Adam Ingram (SNP politician) (born 1951), Scottish politician
* Adam Jones (born 1965), American Guitarist
* Adam Keller (born 1955), Israeli peace activist
* Adam Kennedy (born 1976) 2nd baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals
* Adam Adamandy Kochański (1631 – 1700), a Polish mathematician
* Adam Kopycinski (1907 - 1982), Polish composer
* Adam Cardinal Kozlowiecki (1911 - 2007), Polish archbishop
* Adam Lazzara (born 1981), lead singer of Taking Back Sunday
* Adam Levine (born 1979), lead singer and guitarist for Maroon 5
* Adam Loftus (Archbishop) (1533-1605), Irish archbishop
* Adam Malik (1917 - 1984), Indonesia's third vice president
* Adam Małysz (born 1977), Polish ski jumper
* Adam Mickiewicz (1798 – 1855), Polish poet
* Adam Oates (born 1962), Canadian hockey player
* Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779–1850), Danish poet
* Adam Pearce (born 1978), American professional wrestler
* Adam Petty (1980 – 2000), American racecar driver
* Adam Pine (born 1976), Australian freestyle and butterfly swimmer.
* Adam Putnam (born 1974), American politician
* Adam Raphael (born 1938), English journalist
* Adam Rapacki (1909–1970), Polish politician and diplomat
* Adam Rickitt (born 1978), English actor
* Adam Ries (1492 – 1559), German mathematician
* Adam Daniel Rotfeld (born 1938), Polish Foreign Minister
* Adam Ruckwood (born 1974), British backstroke swimmer
* Adam Sandler (born 1966), American film actor
* Adam Aleksander Sanguszko (1590 - 1653), a noble of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
* Adam Savage (born 1967), co-host on MythBusters
* Adam Schiff (born 1960), American politician
* Adam Sessler (born 1973), co-host on X-Play
* Adam Setliff (born 1969), American discus thrower
* Adam Smith (1723-1790), economist and author of "Wealth of Nations"
* Adam Smith (defender) (born 1985), English footballer for Peterborough United
* Adam Smith (forward) (born 1985), English footballer for Chesterfield
* Adam Smith (ice hockey) (born 1976), Canadian ice hockey player
* Adam Smith (politician) (born 1965), American Democratic politician
* Adam Teuto, 14th century German writer
* Adam von Trott zu Solz (1909 – 1944), German lawyer and diplomat who opposed the Nazi regime
* Adam Willis Wagnalls (1843 - 1924), American dictionary publisher
* Adam Walker (born 1987), English flautist
* Adam West (born 1928), American television actor
* Adam Yauch (born 1964), aka MCA, a member of the Beastie Boys
* Adam Zamoyski (born 1949), English historian

People with the surname Adam

see also Adams (surname)
* Adolphe Adam (1803 – 1856), French composer and music critic
* Aimé Adam (born 1913), Canadian politician
* Albrecht Adam (1786 – 1862), German painter
* Benno Adam (1812 - 1892, Kehlheim), German painter

* Charles Adam (1780 – 1853), British naval officer
* Charles Adam (philosopher), French philosopher
* Charlie Adam (born 1985), Scottish footballer
* Charlie Adam, Sr., a Scottish footballer
* Eugen Adam (1817 – 1880), German painter
* François Gaspard Balthazar Adam (1710 - 1761), French sculptor
* Sir Frederick Adam (1781-1853), Scottish major-general
* Graeme Mercer Adam (1839 – 1912), Canadian author, editor, and publisher
* Heinrich Adam (1787 - 1862), German painter
* Helen Adam (1909 - 1993), Scottish-American poet
* Jacob Adam (1748 - 1811), German copper etcher
* James Adam (architect), Scottish architect, brother of Robert
* James Adam (classicist), a Scottish Classics scholar
* Jean Adam, Scottish poet
* Jenö Ádám (1896-1982), Hungarian composer and music educator
* Johann Friedrich Adam (died 1806), Russian botanist, later called Michael Friedrich Adams
* John Adam (actor), Australian actor
* John Adam (architect) was one of the Adam Brothers, the well known partnership of Scottish eighteenth century architects
* John Adam (hoax), the name given by Islamic militants of a U.S. soldier that they claimed to have captured.
* John Adam (India) (1779-1825), British administrator in India, serviing as the acting governor-general of the British East India Company in 1823.
* John Adam (rugby league footballer), an Ausralian rugby league player and inaugural head of the players union.
* Juliette Adam (1836 – 1936), French writer
* Jumaat Haji Adam (born 1956), botanist
* Karl Adam (footballer) (1924 - 1999), German footballer
* Karl Adam (rowing coach) (1912 – 1976), German rowing coach
* Karl Adam (theologian) (1876 - 1966), German Catholic theologian
* Sir Ken Adam (born 1921), British production designer
* Lambert-Sigisbert Adam (1700 – 1759), French sculptor
* Melchior Adam (1575 - 1622), German historian
* Mike Adam (born 1981), Canadian curler
* Robert Adam (1728 – 1792), Scottish architect, creator of the "Adam style"
* Roger Adam, French aeronautical engineer
* Stéphane Adam (born 1969), French footballer
* Udi Adam (born 1959), Israeli general
* Ulrich Adam (born 1950), German politician
* William Adam (architect) (1689–1748), Scottish architect, mason, and entrepreneur
* William Adam (MP) (1751–1839), Scottish Member of Parliament (MP) in the British Parliament and subsequently a judge
* William Adam (artist) (1846–1931), English landscape artist who worked in California for 33 years
* William Adam (malacologist) (1909–1988), Belgian malacologist
* William Adam (trumpeter) (born 1917), American trumpeter, and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University
* Yekutiel Adam (1927 – 1982), Israeli general

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