Is Adriel a spin-off of the Aiden trend?

I finally got the nerve to run my favorites lists by my husband (he asked for it while we were discussing bad baby names of people we know) and was pretty excited to see he liked many of them.

[name]One[/name] that’s been lurking near the top for me that he seemed pretty fond of as well is [name]Adriel[/name]. It’s not exactly trendy or popular, but it’s climbed midway through the top 1000 since 2002, and seems to be continuing an upward trend. The thought occurred to me that it is somewhat similar in sound to [name]Aiden[/name].

[name]Do[/name] you think it has potential to become super popular? [name]Do[/name] you think its rise in popularity is because of the [name]Aiden[/name] trend? I’d love to hear any other thoughts on the name in general that everyone has, too.

Awww. I used to find [name]Adriel[/name] very trendy and made up, but I’ve since met the most adorable little seven-year-old boy named [name]Adriel[/name], and I’ve completely warmed up to it. :slight_smile: And seen its merits (and legitimacy). He’s mischievous and precocious and affectionate and curious and one of my favorite little boys ever, haha. I didn’t even think of the connection to [name]Aiden[/name], I always figured if anything it’d be a shoot-off of [name]Adrian[/name], which has always been more classic/timeless, rather than trendy. Although it has Biblical history that helps it to stand on its own feet. It might get more popular but I don’t see it being really trendy.

Good luck!

[name]How[/name] cute! I also kind of thought it might be made-up when I first heard of it. But when I saw its origin, it made sense that it has that kind of history since there are other Hebrew names that have similarities. [name]Nathaniel[/name], for example. The more I run it through my head, the more I like it, though. Hadn’t thought of [name]Adrian[/name], which is definitely more similar. I love that name too, but I feel like it gives too much of a feminine vibe due to sounding like the girls’ version of [name]Adrienne[/name].

Thanks for your input. :slight_smile:

Hmm. Didn’t realize there was a feminine version. I don’t see a listing of Adrielle here on nb. Have you heard of it being used [name]IRL[/name]? Does [name]Adriel[/name] sound feminine?

My best friend named her 1 year old son, [name]Adriel[/name]. Her name is [name]Adriana[/name] (aka Adri) and she liked it because it sounded like her name. The only other place I have seen or heard [name]Adriel[/name] is in the Bible. The name is mentioned in the book of [name]Samuel[/name].

I wouldn’t make a connection between [name]Adriel[/name] and [name]Aidan[/name]/[name]Aiden[/name]. Different origins: Hebrew versus Irish, right?

Yeah, I just wondered if the reason why it was suddenly on the charts for the first time was because it’s following a trend. [name]Even[/name] though both names have been around for quite a while.

It’s a biblical name so not at all imo. I think it can get popular in the next 15 years. It’s totally different from [name]Aiden[/name] to me though.

I suspect it might have more to do with people who would have used it previously finally giving up on the idea of wresting [name]Ariel[/name] back for the boys from the grasp of Disney? And [name]Angel[/name] is in the top 100 for US boys as well…?

I believe I’ve heard [name]Adriel[/name] on Latino men - which is one of the few groups also using [name]Ariel[/name] in the traditional male usage.

I really am fond of [name]Angel[/name] and [name]Ariel[/name]. I’m not sure if I like [name]Adriel[/name] more than [name]Hadriel[/name] though. Which, I assure you, is not from some drastic love of [name]Hayden[/name]. :wink:

The way I see it/pronounce it reminds me more of [name]Adrian[/name]. Is Ay-dree-el the correct pronunciation?

I’ve heard of [name]Adriel[/name] before, but only on a girl.

Lol. :slight_smile: Hmm, [name]Hadriel[/name]. I kinda like that!

I’m pretty sure it’s AY-dree-ul, with more of an emphasis on the first syllable, and the “dree-ul” part almost merging together as one syllable, but not quite. Kind of like how [name]Nathaniel[/name] emphasizes “THAN” and the “iel” part sort of morphs into a “yul” sound than a distinct “ee-ul” sound. If that makes sense.

This is the first time I’ve seen [name]Adriel[/name]. I’m surprised to see that it’s ranked in the top 500 (US). I don’t really see it getting that popular. I guess if you’re not ready to start trying to conceive, you have time to watch how it fares.