Proper Noun

  • The first man and the progenitor of the human race.
  • A male given name from Hebrew.
  • Original sin or human frailty.
  • (with second or last) Jesus Christ, whose sacrifice, in Christian theology, makes possible the forgiveness of Adam's original sin.
  • Designating a neoclassical style of furniture and architecture in the style of Robert and James Adam.


  • From Middle English Adam, from Old English Adam, from Latin Adam, Adamus, from Ancient Greek Ἀδάμ, Ἄδαμος, from Ancient Hebrew אָדָם, from אדמה.

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