Origin: Arabic عدنان
The name is derived from the Semitic root ‘adn meaning, “to stay; to abide.”
This is the traditional name of the progenitor of the Adnani Arabs, they are believed to be the direct descendants of Ismael and this is the tribe from which the Prophet Mohammed came.
As of 2010, Adnan was the 18th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The name is used throughout the Islamic world.
Bosnian feminine forms include Adna and Adnana.