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Boy Adrian vs. Girl Adrian

Do you consider the name Adrian to be more of a boy name or a girl name? I know it’s technically unisex, but I’d like to know what gender more people associate it with. Thanks!

The Top Baby Name is...

Boy Adrian


Girl Adrian


Poll created: Oct 15, 2013
Total Votes: 20


Definitely boy. Adrienne is the feminine spelling. You could also use Adrianne.
posted by Sara :: Oct 15, 2013 01:28 PM | report
I associate the Adrian spelling with boys but my step-sister’s name is Adrienne.
posted by Dee :: Oct 15, 2013 01:28 PM | report
Boy - Adrian; Girl - Adrienne. On hearing it, I think it’s completely neutral.
posted by Nicola :: Oct 15, 2013 01:29 PM | report
I guess it kind of is. Adrian is the masculine spelling. Adrienne is the feminine spelling. Adrian is quite popular for a boy right now, its in the top 100 names for boys currently. I and I’m sure many others will associate it more with a boy because of that.

Adrienne is a lot less popular for girls, but its still pretty well know. The variation Adriana is significantly more popular though.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:30 PM | report
well in my house it works both ways because I have a husband named Adrian-Eric and a daughter named Adrienne after him.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:32 PM | report
Adrian is not unisex - in this spelling it a boys name.

Adrienne is the girls equivalent and its pronounced differently.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:32 PM | report
This spelling is definitely male. I like it a lot, too. I’m surprised it ranks as high as poster #4 indicates. I don’t hear it very often and that’s a huge plus for the name in my opinion.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:35 PM | report
They are different names. Adrian is a BOYS name and Adrienne a girl’s.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:41 PM | report
Adrian is just a boys name.
posted by guest :: Oct 15, 2013 01:48 PM | report

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