Adriel Hampton

Dr Misra –

Don’t mind at all. I like my name!

It is Hebrew, and my parents picked it from a baby book. Adriel was a contemporary of King David in 1 Samuel in the Bible, although his story is decidedly less positive! I believe the end “el” means God, and the most common definition is “flock of God.” I have also seen it sourced as a Native American name, meaning “beaver.”

Before the rise of the Web, I knew of only one other person with the name, an aerial photographer whose work often appears in National Geographic. Now I now there are many people with the name. Still, it’s rare enough that I was cited in an e-book of baby names.

Thank you for the challenging quizes, and happy New Year to you!