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In the Bible, the name of the first man (Genesis 2–3). It probably derives from Hebrew adama ‘earth’ it is a common feature of creation legends that God or a god fashioned the first human beings from earth or clay and breathed life into them. The name was subsequently borne by a 7th-century Irish abbot of Fermo in Italy. It has been very popular in the English-speaking world since the 1960s. In Hebrew it is a generic term for ‘man’ (Genesis 5:2) and has never been considered a personal name, although Hava ‘Eve’ has enjoyed popularity as a Jewish name.
116th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
579,366
to be exact
Iowa
has the most people named Adam per capita
1984
marked the height of its popularity
0.11%
99.89%
1%
55+
34%
30-54
40%
13-29
25%
0-12

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