Name: Adam

Origin and Meaning of the Name Adam

  • Meaning:
    Man; earth; to be red
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AD am)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Adam)
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Miscellaneous Info for Adam

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  • Used in:
    English, Hebrew and Polish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In Hebrew this is a generic word for 'man' not used as a name, but it is also associated with 'adama' (earth), from which God was supposed to have made the first humans. According to the Bible Adam and Eve were the first humans, and lived in the Garden of Eden until the original sin.

    St. Adam is the patron saint of gardeners.

    Adam Smith was a Scottish economist and author of the 'Wealth of Nations' - an early study on the development of industry and trade in Europe, which advocated free trade. He currently appears on the British 20 banknote.

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