Adrienne



a female given name: derived from Adrian.
Contemporary Examples

What I remember from the last reunion show was Adrienne blaming Lisa for allegedly selling stories about Adrienne to the tabloids.
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’: Brandi Glanville on Her Book, Kim and Kyle, & More Nicole LaPorte November 4, 2012

He falls for the titular “church girl,” played by Adrienne Bailon, but soon finds himself sucked back into his former life.
Ja Rule on Life in Prison, His 50 Cent Beef, New Film & Finding God Marlow Stern October 18, 2013

Adrienne did not; the comment caused the normally snoozily impartial heiress to actually get something close to mad.
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Dishes Nicole LaPorte February 5, 2012

She also studied with the playwright Adrienne Kennedy, the filmmaker Isaac Julien, and the novelist Jamaica Kincaid.
The Mythical Harlem Jane Ciabattari February 16, 2011

Things got more heated when Adrienne accused Lisa of leaking a gossip item to Radar Online.
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump Dishes Nicole LaPorte February 5, 2012

Historical Examples

You met him once, said Adrienne, looking round at him again.
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

His appeal to Adrienne for forgiveness for his absence was one that he had to make to others.
Lafayette Martha Foote Crow

Mrs. Hayward has lost no time, and poor Eleanor only keeps up because Adrienne is there to hold her up.
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

But after all its not so bad as if Adrienne were a Dissenter and wanted to go to chapel!
Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick

M. de Noailles read it, sent at once for his wife, and after a brief and agitated conference Adrienne was called.
Ten Girls from History Kate Dickinson Sweetser

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