Adams meaning | Last name Adams origin

Following is the meaning of Adams surname. Family name Adams is generally added after the name or middle name so also called last name.

Family Name / Last Name: Adams No. of characters: 5 Origin: Nigeria Meaning: English form with s parentage of Adam Christian name. Varientes: Addams, Adhams. Derivative: Adamson (Adam's son or Adams).

Adams is used as a family name or surname in Nigeria languages. Adams has 5 characters long in length.


Adams is common in Nigeria.

Adams is ranked 506 in our list.

Adams is quite popular family name mostly used in United States while Norfolk Island is ahead in terms of density. Around 991899 people have been found who wears Adams as their family name. Adams is used widely across the globe.



Despite the fact that the number of Adams bearers increased by 3.577705 per cent in 2010 US census to 427865 since 2000, the surname slipped by 3 spots and ranked at 42. The last name was found in around 1450 per million population. Please refer to following table for race and ethnicity.

Race 2010 2000
White 74.02 76.17
Black 19.9 19.2
Hispanic or Latino 2.57 1.76
Others 2.16 1.63
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79 0.79
Asian and Native Hawaiian
& Other Pacific Islander
0.56 0.45

Count Region RankCountries with very very low frequency i.e., 1 - 10: 10 Kyrgyzstan 44,793 7 Sudan 1,214 7 Libya 1,028 5 East Timor 123 5 Haiti 1,654 5 Northern Mariana Islands 929 5 Mali 572 4 Montserrat 180 4 Ethiopia 2,443 4 Syria 2,955 4 The Gambia 329 4 Iran 16,861 4 Bahrain 4,094 4 Rwanda 1,750 4 Angola 2,306 3 Albania 4,669 3 Honduras 1,879 3 Guinea 281 3 Seychelles 384

Full Last Name Distribution ⇳


Adamche, Adaunse, Adains, Addoms, Edeams, Addans, Hadans, Oddams, Adems, Edams, Adamz, Addams, Hadams, Adamss, Aadams, Adaims, Adasms, Adeams, Aidams, Adamst, Eadams, Adaems, Adaams, Adamms, Gadams, Adamns, D'Adams, O'Adams, Adooms, Aadans, Eadoms, Eadans, Gadoms and Addamz are some of the alike family name in the vicnity.

Comments :

Terina Sandlin  This surname derived from the personal name adam the origin of this name is the meaning of the Hebraic name is interesting insofar as it shows how the etymology and mythology can sometimes reach; by adam adama effect comes from the root which has the double meaning of land but also of blood we reach here the biblical mythology and the same description of the creation of the first man yeovah / god thereafter adama also meant the man / humanity in Hebrew the precise s final Anglo-Saxon origin of the name and brings a sense of filiation adams the son of Adam.

Celebrities having Adams surname

Cammile Adams, American butterfly-style swimmer, who participated in the Olympic Games of London 2012
Scott Adams, American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary and business
Chuck Adams, American tennis player
Beverly Adams, Canadian actress and author
Alberta Adams, American Detroit blues, jump blues, and Chicago blues singer
Abigail Adams Former First Lady of the United States
Abbie Adams Film actress
Abbie Adams Luke Adams' sister
Abby Adams Television producer
Abduragman Adams Actor
Abduragman Adams Actor
Nehemiah Adams Writer
Abigail Adams Former First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams Smith John Adams' daughter
Abigail Adams Former First Lady of the United States

Related Family Names:

ÁdámÅdahlAda (India) AdababyAdabale (India) Adabi (Iran) AdaboAdachi (Japan) AdadAdadanAdade (Mozambique) AdadenohAdaforAdagala (Kenya) Adagale (India) AdahlAdahmsAdahuiAdaibatAdain

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