This is the Hebrew word for man. It could also mean to be red, referring to the ruddy colour of
human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning to make. According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam
was created from the earth by God. He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in
the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by Eve.
Short name of the name "Adalwolf" - "noble wolf". It was borne by several Swedish kings as a
first or second name. Association with Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), the leader of the Nazi party in
Germany during World War II, has lessened the use of this name.