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Origin and Meaning of Adonai

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  1. According to 2 people from Virginia, U.S., the name Adonai means "God who is with us".
  2. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Adonai is of Hebrew origin and means "God".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ad`o*na"i
A Hebrew name for God, usually translated in the Old Testament by the word “Lord”.

Note: ☞ The later Jews used its vowel points to fill out the tetragrammaton Yhvh, or Ihvh, “the incommunicable name,” and in reading substituted “Adonai”.

Etymology: Heb. adōnāi, lit., my lord


From Hebrew אֲדֹנָי‎ (ādônay, “My Lord”); used in place of the Tetragrammaton YHWH as a name of the God of the Hebrews during prayer recitation.

  1. (Judaism, Christianity) The Lord: a Hebrew title of God.

Adonai was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Adonai

Notable Persons Named Adonai

Adonai Martínez

Adonai Martínez is a soccer player for the Alianza F.C., C.D. Chalatenango, C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo, A.D. Isidro Metapán, San Salvador F.C., Once Municipal, Fuerte Aguilares, El Salvador national under-23 football team, and El Salvador national football team. Adonai was born on October 3rd, 1975 in San Salvador.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Adonai

Notable Persons With the Last Name Adonai

Michael Adonai

Michael was born on December 5th, 1962.


Fun Facts about the name Adonai

  • How Popular is the name Adonai? Adonai is the 11,189th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Adonai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 960 babies born with the first name Adonai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Adonai to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Adonai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Adonai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Adonai is Thursday, November 17th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Adonai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Adonai was in 2018 with a total of 75 babies.
  • Random Adonai Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Adonai is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Adonai: The name spelled backwards is Ianoda. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Adnaoi. How do you pronounce that?
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