What does Andrea mean?
Andrea \a-nd-rea, an-drea\ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Andrea) is pronounced AHN-free-ah, AN-dree-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Andrea is "manly, virile". From the word "andreia" or feminine form of Andrew or Andreas, much favored for blended variants. Also used as nickname of Alexandra. The name was not used during the Middle Ages, but has existed since the 17th century. Actresses Andie MacDowell, Andrea McArdle.
Andrea has 52 variants: Aindrea, Ande, Andee, Andera, Andere, Anderea, Andi, Andie, Andra, Andranetta, Andre, Andrean, Andreana, Andreanna, Andreas, Andree, Andreena, Andreina, Andrel, Andrena, Andrene, Andresa, Andrette, Andrew, Andrewena, Andrewina, Andreya, Andri, Andria▼, Andriana, Andrianna, Andrianne, Andrielle, Andrienne, Andrietta, Andrina, Andrine, Andy, Aondrea, Aundrea, Drea, Dreena, Drena, Ohndrea, Ohndreea, Ohndria, Ondrea, Ondreea, Ondria, Onndrea, Onndreea and Onndria.
Andrea has 34 more alternative forms via Alexandra, Andie: Alandra, Aleka, Alex▼, Alexa, Alexandrea▼, Alexea, Alexena, Alexia, Alie, Alista, Alla, Alle, Allexa, Allie, Anda, Andena, Sanda, Sande, Sandee, Sandie, Sandra▼, Sandrina, Sandye, Sanndra, Shura, Sohndra, Sondra▼, Xandra, Zahndra, Zanda, Zandra, Zanndra, Zohndra and Zondra.
Andrea is a very popular first name for females (#81 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#17613 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Andrea for girls. Andrea reached its top rank of #29 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #125. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Andrea and related names. Alexa (#63 in 2014), Alexandra (#92), Allie (#257), Kendra (#259), Alexia (#270), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Deandra, Andrew, Alex, Alexandrea and Andria are the prominent related forms of Andrea (#125 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1995 (usage of 0.5183%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3949%, down 23.8%), with the forms Sandra, Andria, Alexandrea, Alex and Sondra becoming somewhat outmoded. The more fashionable girl names here are Alexa (#63), Kendra (#259), Allie (#257), Alexandra (#92) and Alexia (#270), with Alexandra and Allie undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)