This year Adrien's Name day is on 8th September 2017
This name is a variant of the original name Adrian
Saint Adrian, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:
- Arms dealers!
- Prison officers
Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Adrian has the following symbols associated
- A hammer and anvil
- A key
- A wheel
Historically Famous Adriens
This name became widely known in England in the twelfth century, when Nicholas Breakespear took it on becoming the first and only English pope - Adrian IV. It was actually St Adrian III, however, who was canonized, although no one knows much about his life. An earlier Adrian, and his companion Eubulus, were martyred in Caesarea in 309 for visiting the Christians in prison there, and there was a St Adrian martyred by the Danes on one of their raids on the Scottish coasts in the ninth century. Another St Adrian was an African who became the Abbot of Canterbury, where he died peacefully in 710. . The most well-known St Adrian, married to St Natalia, was also martyred, in 304, for looking after persecuted Christians. He was a Roman soldier in Nicomedia who was so impressed by his Christian prisoners that he joined them. His wife encouraged him in his quest for martyrdom, and is herself venerated as a martyr, although she fled to Agyropolis after his execution, where she died of natural causes.