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Adrian is a form of the
Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant la ...
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Adrianus Adrianus of Tyre (Lebanon), Tyre (Ancient Greek language, Ancient Greek: , c. 113 – 193), also written as Hadrian and Hadrianos, was a sophist of ancient Athens who flourished under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Adrianus was th ...
'' or '' Hadrianus''. Its ultimate origin is most likely via the former river
Adria Adria is a town and ''comune'' in the province of Rovigo in the Veneto region of northern Italy, situated between the mouths of the rivers Adige and Po River, Po. The remains of the Etruria, Etruscan city of Atria or Hatria are to be found below ...
from the
Venetic Venetic is an extinct Indo-European languages, Indo-European language, usually classified into the Italic languages, Italic subgroup, that was spoken by the Adriatic Veneti, Veneti people in ancient times in northeast Italy (Veneto and Friuli) ...
and
Illyrian Illyrian may refer to: * Illyria, the historical region on the Balkan Peninsula ** Illyrians, ancient tribes inhabiting Illyria ** Illyrian language, a language or group of languages of ancient Illyrian tribes * Illyrian (South Slavic), a common na ...
word ''adur'', meaning "sea" or "water". The Adria was until the 8th century BC the main channel of the
Po River The Po ( , ; la, Padus or ; grc, Πάδος, Pádos, or , ; Ancient Ligurian: or ) is the longest river in Italy. It is a river that flows eastward across northern Italy starting from the Cottian Alps; it, Alpi Cozie , photo=Monviso_Cottian_ ...
into the
Adriatic Sea The Adriatic Sea () is a body of water separating the from the . The Adriatic is the northernmost arm of the , extending from the (where it connects to the ) to the northwest and the . The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are , , , , and ...

Adriatic Sea
but ceased to exist before the 1st century BC.
Hecataeus of Miletus Hecataeus of Miletus (; el, Ἑκαταῖος ὁ Μιλήσιος; c. 550 BC – c. 476 BC), son of Hegesander, was an early Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλά ...
(c.550 - c.476 BC) asserted that both the
Etruscan__NOTOC__ Etruscan may refer to: Ancient civilisation *The Etruscan language, an extinct language in ancient Italy *Something derived from or related to the Etruscan civilization **Etruscan architecture **Etruscan art **Etruscan cities **Etruscan ...
harbor city of
Adria Adria is a town and ''comune'' in the province of Rovigo in the Veneto region of northern Italy, situated between the mouths of the rivers Adige and Po River, Po. The remains of the Etruria, Etruscan city of Atria or Hatria are to be found below ...

Adria
and the Adriatic Sea had been named after it. Emperor
Hadrian Hadrian (; la, Caesar Traianus Hadrianus ; 24 January 76 – 10 July 138) was from 117 to 138. He was born into a Roman Italo-Hispanic family, which settled in Spain from the Italian city of in . His father was of senatorial rank and was ...

Hadrian
's family was named after the city or region of Adria/Hadria, now
Atri ''Atri'' ( sa, अत्रि) or ''Attri'' is a Vedic sage, who is credited with composing numerous hymns to Agni, Indra and other Vedic deities of Hinduism Hinduism () is an Indian religion and ''dharma'', or way of life. It is the M ...
, in
Picenum Picenum ( grc, Πικηνόν, Πικεντίνη) was a region of ancient Italy. The name is an exonym assigned by the Romans, who conquered and incorporated it into the Roman Republic. Picenum was the ''Regio V'' in the Augustus, augustan terri ...

Picenum
, which most likely started as an Etruscan or Greek colony of the older harbor city of the same name. Several
saints In religious belief, a saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness Sacred describes something that is dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity A deity or god is a supernatural being ...

saints
and six popes have borne this name, including the only English pope,
Adrian IV Pope Adrian IV ( la, Adrianus IV; born Nicholas Breakspear (or Brekespear); 1 September 1159, also Hadrian IV), was head of the Catholic Church The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the List of Christian denom ...

Adrian IV
, and the only Dutch pope,
Adrian VI Pope Adrian VI ( la, Hadrianus VI; nl, Adrianus/Adriaan VI), born Adriaan Florensz Boeyens (2 March 1459 – 14 September 1523), was head of the Catholic Church The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the Li ...
. As an English name, it has been in use since the Middle Ages, although it did not become common until modern times.


Religion

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Pope Adrian I Pope Adrian I ( la, Hadrianus I; died 25 December 795) was the bishop of Rome and ruler of the Papal States from 1 February 772 to his death. He was the son of Theodore, a Roman nobleman. Adrian and his predecessors had to contend with periodic ...

Pope Adrian I
(c. 700-795) *
Pope Adrian II Pope Adrian II ( la, Adrianus II; 79214 December 872) was the bishop of Rome A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Clergy#Christianity, Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and overs ...

Pope Adrian II
(792–872) *
Pope Adrian III Pope Adrian III or Hadrian III ( la, Adrianus or ''Hadrianus''; died July 885) was the bishop of Rome A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Clergy#Christianity, Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a positio ...

Pope Adrian III
(died 885) *
Pope Adrian IV Pope Adrian IV ( la, Adrianus IV; born Nicholas Breakspear (or Brekespear); 1 September 1159, also Hadrian IV), was head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 4 December 1154 to his death in 1159. He is the only Englishman to ...

Pope Adrian IV
(c. 1100–1159), English pope *
Pope Adrian V Pope Adrian V (Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman ...

Pope Adrian V
(c. 1205–1276) * Adrian of Batanea (died 308), Christian martyr and saint *
Adrian of Canterbury Adrian, also spelled Hadrian (born before 637, died 710), was a North African scholar in Anglo-Saxon England Anglo-Saxon England was early medieval England England in the Middle Ages concerns the history of England during the Middle Ages, medi ...
(died 710), scholar and Abbot of St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury * Adrian of Castello (1460–1521), Italian cardinal and writer *
Adrian of MaySaint Adrian of May (sometimes given as "Magridin") (d. 875) was a martyr-saint of ancient Scotland, whose cult (religious practice), cult became popular in the 14th century. He is commemorated on 3 December. He may have been a bishop of Archbishop o ...
(died 875), Scottish saint from the Isle of May, martyred by Vikings * Adrian of Moscow (1627–1700), last pre-revolutionary Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia *
Adrian of Nicomedia Adrian of Nicomedia (also known as Hadrian) or Saint Adrian (died 4 March 306) was a Jovians and Herculians, Herculian Guard of the Roman emperor, Roman Emperor Galerius , Galerius Maximian. After becoming a convert to Christianity with his wife N ...
(died 306), martyr and Herculian Guard of the Roman Emperor Galerius Maximian *
Adrian of Ondrusov
Adrian of Ondrusov
(died 1549), Russian Orthodox saint and wonder-worker *
Adrian of PoshekhonyeImage:Adrian Poshekhonskiy.jpg, Icon of Saint Adrian of Posekhon (18th century, Yaroslavl). Venerable Adrian of Poshekhonye (russian: Адриан Пошехонский; died 1550) was a Russian Orthodox monk and iconographer, who was the founder an ...
(died 1550), Russian Orthodox saint, hegumen of Dormition monastery in Yaroslavl region *
Adrian Fortescue (martyr) Sir Adrian Fortescue (1476 – 9 July 1539) was a courtier at the court of King Henry VIII of England who was executed in 1539 and later beatified as a Roman Catholic martyr. Life Adrian Fortescue was the son of Sir John Fortescue of Ponsbourne ...
(1476–1539), English courtier at Henry VIII's court, beatified as a Roman Catholic martyr * Adrian Gouffier de Boissy (1479–1523), French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal *Adrian Kivumbi Ddungu (1923–2009), Ugandan Roman Catholic bishop *Adrian Leo Doyle (born 1936), Australian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church


Government, politics and the military

*Adrian Amstutz (born 1953), Swiss politician *Adrian Bailey (born 1945), British Labour Co-operative politician *Adrian Baillie (1898–1947), British politician *Adrian von Bubenberg (1434–1479), Bernese knight, military commander and mayor *Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880–1963), Belgian-born British Army officer *Adrian Cole (RAAF officer), Adrian Cole (1895–1966), Australian World War I flying ace *Adrian Delia (born 1969), Maltese politician *Adrian Fenty (born 1970), American politician, mayor of Washington D.C. *Adrian Flook (born 1963), British politician *Adrian Hasler (born 1964), Liechtenstein politician *Adrian Johns (born 1951), English governor of Gibraltar and former senior officer in the Royal Navy *Adrian Năstase (born 1950), Romanian politician *Adrian von Renteln (1897–1946), Nazi commander in Lithuania *Adrian M. Smith (born 1970), American politician from Nebraska *Adrian Sanders (born 1959), British politician *Adrian Severin (born 1954), Romanian politician and Member of the European Parliament *Adrian Stokes (courtier), Adrian Stokes (1519–1586), English politician *Adrian Stoughton (1556–1614), English politician *Adrian Dietrich Lothar von Trotha (1848–1920), German military commander in Africa *Adrian Warburton (1918–1944), British World War II pilot *Adrián Woll (1795–1875), French Mexican general during the Texas Revolution and the Mexican–American War


Academics

*Adrian Albert (1905–1972), American mathematician *Adrian Bejan (born 1948), Romanian-born professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University *Adrian Beverland (1650–1716), Dutch philosopher and jurist who settled in England *Adrian Bird (born 1947), British geneticist *Adrian Bowyer (born 1952), Engineer, creator of the RepRap project *Adrian Curaj (born 1958), Romanian engineer *Adrian Darby (born 1937), British conservationist and academic *Adrian Goldsworthy (born 1969), British historian and author who writes mostly about ancient Roman history *Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767–1833), English entomologist, botanist and carcinologist *Adrian Ioana (born 1981), Romanian mathematician *Adrian Jacobsen (1853–1947), Norwegian ethnologist and explorer *Adrián Recinos (1886–1962), Guatemalan historian, Mayanist and diplomat


Sports

*Adrián (footballer) (born 1987), Spanish football goalkeeper *Adrian Adonis (1954–1988), American professional wrestler *Adrián Aldrete (born 1988), Mexican footballer *Adrian Aliaj (born 1976), Albanian footballer *Adrian Alston (born 1949), Australian soccer player *Adrian Amos (born 1993), American football player *Adrian Anca (born 1976), Romanian footballer *Adrián Annus (born 1973), Hungarian hammer thrower *Adrian Constantine Anson better known as Cap Anson (1852–1922), American baseball player *Adrian Apostol (born 1990), Romanian rugby player *Adrian Archibald (born 1969), British motorcycle racer *Adrián Argachá (born 1986), Uruguayan footballer *Adrian Autry (born 1972), American basketball player *Adrian Avrămia (born 1992), Romanian footballer *Adrian Aucoin (born 1973), Canadian National Hockey League player *Adrian Awasom (born 1983), Cameroon-born American football player *Adrian Aymes (born 1964), British cricketer *Adrian Banks (born 1986), American basketball player, 2011-12 Israeli Basketball Premier League Statistical Leaders, top scorer in the Israel Basketball Premier League *Adrian Barath (born 1990), West Indian cricketer *Adrián Bastía (born 1978), Argentine footballer *Adrián Beltré (born 1979), Dominican Republic baseball player * Adrián Berbia (born 1977), Uruguayan goalkeeper *Adrián Bone (born 1988), Ecuadorian footballer *Adrian Boothroyd (born 1971), English footballer and manager *Adrian Branch (born 1963), American basketball player *Adrian Bumbescu (born 1960), Romanian footballer *Adrian Burnside (born 1977), Australian baseball player *Adrian Caldwell (born 1966), American basketball player *Adrián Calello (born 1987), Argentine footballer *Adrián Campos (1960-2021), Spanish Formula One driver *Adrian Cann (born 1980), Canadian Major League Soccer player *Adrián Centurión (born 1993), Argentine footballer *Adrián Chávez (born 1962), Mexican footballer *Adrian Colbert (born 1993), American football player *Adrián Colunga (born 1984), Spanish footballer *Adrian Cosma (born 1950), Romanian handball player *Adrian Crișan (born 1980), Romanian table tennis player *Adrian Cristea (born 1983), Romanian footballer *Adrian Dantley (born 1956), American retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player *Adrian Diaconu (born 1978), Romanian professional boxer *Adrian Elrick (born 1949), New Zealand association footballer *Adrián Escudero (1927–2011), Spanish footballer *Adrián Fernández (born 1965), Mexican racing driver *Adrian Foster (born 1982), Canadian ice hockey player *Adrian Garvey (born 1968), Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player *Adrián Gavira (born 1987), Spanish beach volleyball player *Adrián González (born 1982), American-Mexican Major League Baseball player *Adrián Hernán González (born 1976), Argentine footballer *Adrián González Morales (born 1988), Spanish footballer *Adrian Griffin (born 1974), American retired NBA player *Adrián Gunino (born 1989), Uruguayan footballer *Adrian Gunnell (born 1972), English snooker player *Adrian Heath (born 1961), English football manager and former player *Adrián Hernández (boxer) (born 1986), Mexican boxer *Adrian Iencsi (born 1975), Romanian football player and manager *Adrian Ilie (born 1974), Romanian retired footballer *Adrian Joss (1880–1911), American baseball pitcher *Adrian Killins (born 1998), American football player *Adrian Knup (born 1968), Swiss footballer *Adrian Kurek (born 1988), Polish road bicycle racer *Adrian Leijer (born 1986), Australian footballer *Adrian Lewis (born 1985), English darts player *Adrián López (born 1988), Spanish footballer *Adrián Luna (born 1992), Uruguayan footballer *Adrian Madaschi (born 1982), Australian footballer *Adrian Magee (born 1996), American football player *Adrian Mannarino (born 1988), French tennis player *Adrian Mariappa (born 1986), English footballer *Adrián Martínez (Mexican footballer), Adrián Martínez (born 1970), Mexican goalkeeper *Adrian Metcalfe (born 1942), British runner and sports broadcaster *Adrian Mierzejewski (born 1986), Polish footballer *Adrian Mihalcea (born 1976), Romanian footballer *Adrian Mikhalchishin (born 1954), Ukrainian chess grandmaster *Adrian Moorhouse (born 1964), English breaststroke swimmer *Adrian Morley (born 1977), English professional rugby player *Adrian Mutu (born 1979), Romanian footballer *Adrian Neaga (born 1979), Romanian footballer *Adrian Neville (born 1986), English professional wrestler *Adrian Newey (born 1958), British race car engineer and designer *Adrián Alonso Pereira (born 1988), Spanish futsal player *Adrian Peterson (born 1985), American NFL running back *Adrian Phillips (born 1992), American football player *Adrian Piţ (born 1983), Romanian footballer *Adrian Pledger (born 1976), American basketball player *Adrian Popa (footballer, born 1988), Adrian Popa (born 1988), Romanian football striker *Adrian Popescu (born 1960), Romanian football defender *Adrian Pukanych (born 1981), Ukrainian footballer *Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (born 1991), British race car driver *Adrian Quist (1913–1991), Australian male tennis player *Adrián Ramos (born 1986), Colombian footballer *Adrián Ricchiuti (born 1978), Argentine footballer *Adrián Romero (born 1977), Uruguayan footballer *Adrian Ropotan (born 1986), Romanian footballer *Adrian Sălăgeanu (born 1983), Romanian footballer *Adrian Schultheiss (born 1988), Swedish figure skater *Adrian Serioux (born 1979), Canadian soccer player *Adrian Sikora (born 1980), Polish footballer *Adrian Smith (basketball) (born 1936), American basketball player *Adrian Aas Stien (born 1992), Norwegian cyclist *Adrian Stoian (born 1991), Romanian footballer *Adrian Stoop (1883–1957), English rugby union player *Adrian Strzałkowski (born 1990), Polish long jumper *Adrian Sutil (born 1983), German Formula One racing driver *Adrian Tudor (born 1985), Romanian basketball player *Adrian Ungur (born 1985), Romanian tennis player *Adrián Vallés (born 1986), Spanish race car driver *Adrian Voinea (born 1974), Romanian tennis player *Adrian Wichser (born 1980), Swiss ice hockey player *Adrian Wilson (American football) (born 1979), American football safety *Adrian Winter (born 1986), Swiss football midfielder *Adrian Zaugg (born 1986), South African race car driver *Adrian Zieliński (born 1989), Polish weightlifter


Arts and entertainment

*Adrian (costume designer) (1903–1959), born Adrian Adolph Greenburg, costume designer for over 250 films *Adrian Adlam (born 1963), British violinist and conductor *Adrian Aeschbacher (1912–2002), Swiss classical pianist *Adrian Allinson (1890–1959), British painter, potter and engraver *Adrián Alonso (born 1994), Mexican actor *Adrian Alphona, Canadian comic book artist *Adrian Anantawan (born 1986), Canadian violinist *Adrian Baker (born 1951), English singer, songwriter, and record producer *Adrian Batten (1591–1637), English organist *Adrian Belew (born 1949), American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer *Adrian Biddle (1952–2005), English cinematographer *Adrian Borland (1957–1999), English singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer *Adrian Boult (1889–1983), English conductor *Adrian Brunel (1892–1958), English film director and screenwriter *Adrián Caetano (born 1969), Uruguayan-Argentine film director, producer and screenplay writer *Adrian Carmack (born 1969), American video game artist *Adrian Chiles (born 1967), British television and radio presenter *Adrian Dunbar (born 1958), Northern Ireland actor *Adrian Edmondson better known as Ade Edmondson (born 1957), English actor, comedian, director, writer and musician *Adrian Enescu (born 1948), Romanian composer *Adrian Erlandsson (born 1970), Swedish heavy metal drummer *Adrian Fisher (musician) (1952-2000), former guitarist for Sparks (band) *Adrian Gaxha (born 1984), Macedonian singer-songwriter and producer *Adrian Ghenie (born 1977), Romanian painter *Adrian Gonzales (1937-1998), Filipino comic book artist *Adrian Grenier (born 1976), American actor, producer, director, musician and environmentalist *Adrian Gurvitz (born 1949), English singer, musician and songwriter *Adrian Hates (born 1973), German dark wave musician *Adrian Hoven (1922–1981), Austrian actor, producer and film director *Adrian Ivaniţchi (born 1947), Romanian folk musician and guitarist *Adrian Jones (sculptor) (1845–1938), English sculptor and painter who specialized in animals, particularly horses *Adrian Kowanek (born 1977), Polish musician *Adrian Le Roy (1520–1598), French string player, composer, music publisher and educator *Adrian Leaper (born 1953), English conductor *Adrian Legg (born 1948), English guitar player *Adrian Lester (born 1968), British actor *Adrian Lulgjuraj (born 1980), Albanian rock singer *Adrian Lukis (born 1957), British actor *Adrian Lux (born 1986), Swedish discjockey and music producer *Adrian Lyne (born 1941), English filmmaker and producer *Adrian Martinez (actor), Adrian Martinez, American actor *Adrian Minune (born 1974), Romani-Romanian manele singer *Adrian Mitchell (1932–2008), English poet, novelist and playwright *Adrian Noble (born 1950), English theatre director *Adrian Pasdar (born 1965), American actor and film director *Adrian Paul (born 1959), English actor *Adrian Piotrovsky (1898–1937), Russian dramaturge *Adrian Piper (born 1948), American conceptual artist and philosophy professor *Adrian R'Mante (born 1978), American television actor *Adrian Rawlins (born 1958), English actor *Adrian Ludwig Richter (1803–1884), German painter and etcher *Adrián Rodríguez (born 1988), Spanish actor and singer from Catalonia *Adrian Rollini (1903–1956), American multi-instrumentalist best known for his jazz music *Adrian Ross (1859–1933), British lyricist *Adrian Scarborough (born 1968), English character actor *Adrian Scott (1912–1972), American screenwriter and film producer *Adrian Shaposhnikov (1888–1967), Russian classical composer *Adrian Sherwood (born 1958), English record producer *Adrian Sînă (born 1977), Romanian singer-songwriter and record producer *Adrian D. Smith (born 1944), American architect *Adrian Smith (born 1957), English musician and one of three guitarists/songwriters in the English band Iron Maiden *Adrian Scott Stokes (1854–1935), English landscape painter *Adrián Suar (born 1968), Argentine actor and media producer *Adrián Terrazas-González (born 1975), Mexican jazz composer and wind player *Adrian Thaws (born 1968), English musician and actor *Adrian Tomine (born 1974), American cartoonist *Adrian Truss (born 1953), British-Canadian actor *Adrian Utley (born 1957), English musician best known as a member of the band Portishead *Adrian Vandenberg (born 1954), Dutch rock guitarist *Adrian Willaert (c. 1490–1562), Flemish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School *Adrian Young (born 1969), American drummer for the rock band No Doubt *Adrian Zingg (1734–1816), Swiss painter *Adrian Zmed (born 1954), American television personality and film actor *Adrian Wells (born 1989), American singer and songwriter known as AJ


Other

*Adrian A. Basora (born 1938), American diplomat *Adrian Block (1567–1627), Dutch explorer of the American East Coast *Adrian Cioroianu (born 1967), Romanian historian, politician, journalist, and essayist *Adrian Conan Doyle (1910–1970), English race-car driver, big-game hunter, explorer, and writer *Adrian Cronauer (born 1938), American former lawyer and radio speaker *Adrian Diel (1756–1839), German physician *Adrian Finighan (born 1964), British journalist *Adrian Frutiger (born 1928), Swiss typeface designer *Adrian Fulford (born 1953), British judge *Adrian Geiges (born 1960), German writer and journalist *Adrian Anthony Gill (1954–2016), British writer and critic *Adrian Hanauer (born 1966), American businessman and minority owner and general manager of the Seattle Sounders FC *Adrian Holovaty (born 1981), American web developer, journalist and entrepreneur *Adrian van Hooydonk (born 1964), Dutch automobile designer *Adrian A. Husain (born 1945), Pakistani poet *Adrian Albert Jurgens (1886–1953), South African philatelist *Adrian Kantrowitz (1918–2008), American cardiac surgeon *Adrian Kashchenko (1858–1921), Ukrainian writer, historian of Zaporozhian Cossacks *Adrian Knox (1863–1932), Australian judge *Adrian Künzi (born 1973), Swiss banker *Adrian Lamo (born 1981), Colombian-American threat analyst and "grey hat" hacker *Adrian Lim (1942–1988), Singaporean serial killer *Adrian von Mynsicht (1603–1638), German alchemist *Adrian Păunescu (1943–2010), Romanian poet, journalist, and politician *Adrian Plass (born 1948), English author and speaker *Adrian Rogers (1931–2005), American pastor, conservative, author *Adrian Anthony Spears (1910–1991), American judge *Adrian Stephen (1883–1948), British author and psychoanalyst, brother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell *Adrian Ursu (born 1968), Romanian journalist *Adrian Weale (born 1964), English writer, journalist, illustrator and photographer *Adrian Wewer (1836–1914), German-born American architect and Franciscan friar *Adrian Zecha (born 1933), Indonesian hotelier


Fictional characters

*Adrian Corbo, alias Flex, a Marvel Comics superhero *Adrian Ivashkov, character in Richelle Mead's ''Vampire Academy'' and protagonist in ''Bloodlines series, Bloodlines'' *Adrian Leverkühn, protagonist of Thomas Mann's ''Doctor Faustus'' *Adrian Mole, protagonist of ''The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'' *Adrian Monk, protagonist of the television series ''Monk'' *Adrian Pennino, wife of Rocky Balboa *Adrian Shephard, protagonist of the Half-Life expansion "Half-Life: Opposing Force" *Adrian Fahrenheit Ţepeş, alias ''Alucard'', character in the Castlevania video games *Adrian Toomes, alias ''Vulture'', a Marvel Comics villain *Adrian Veidt, alias ''Ozymandias'', character in the Watchmen graphic novel series *Son of Rosemary, Adrian Woodhouse, spawn of Satan in the film ''Rosemary's Baby (film), Rosemary's Baby'' * Adrian, a character in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, is a Volscian who is oddly friendly with a Roman named Nicanor, and acts as a spy for the state. * Adrian, a mental woman in The Crush (1993 film)


References

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