name meaning: Adnan \a-dnan, ad-nan\ as a boy's name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Adnan is "settler". Adnan was a descendant of Ismail (Ishmael), one of the sons of the biblical patriarch Ibrahim (Abraham). He and his descendants "settled" in the northern region of the Arabian peninsula in ancient times. Arms magnate Adnan Khashoggi.
Baby names that sound like Adnan are Adnon and Ednan. Other similar baby names are Adan, Adnah, Annan and Arnan.