Adam (a-dim) is a masculine name that is used in the English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, and Biblical Hebrew languages.
Meaning and HistoryEdit
Adam is the Hebrew word for "man". It could ultimately be derived from the Hebrew word adam meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy color of human skin or from the Akkadian adamu meaning "to make".
According to Genesis in the Old Testament, Adam was created from the earth by God. He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by Eve.
As an English Christian name, Adam has been common since the Middle Ages, and it received a boost after the Protestant Reformation.