Hadrian is derived from the Latin term Hadrianus, “from Hadria.” Hadria was a Northern Italian town from whence the Adriatic Sea derives its name. Of course, the best-known bearer was Emperor Hadrian, who built Hadrian’s Wall in Northern Britain in the second century of the Common Era.
Some people might accuse it of being pretentious, but I really like it.
Hippolyta is the Latinate form of the Greek name Hippolyte, which is turn is the feminine form of Hippolytos. Hippolyte was Queen of the Amazons and daughter of the god Ares. Hercules killed her for her magical girdle. Literature-lovers will know the Latin name Hippolyta as the name of a character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which Hippolyta is engaged to Theseus, Duke of Athens.
Though I like the sound of the name, even I probably wouldn’t consider this name for a potential child due to how it starts with “Hippo.”