What does Andrea mean?
Andrea [an-drea] as a girls' name 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.Creative forms:
(female) Aedrea, Aodrea, ..
(male) Anter, .. Middle name pairings:
Andrea Hailee (A.H.), ..
How popular is Andrea?
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. Demographics)
Andrea reached its top rank of #28 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #117. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Alexandra (#101 in recent rankings), Kendra (#342), Sandra (#831), Andi (#911), Andie (#1404), Deandra, Keandra, Zandra, Aundrea, Sondra, Andrew, Andre, Andra, Andreana, Andree, Andria, Andreina and Andriana are the prominent related forms of Andrea (#117 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Andrea reached the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (average #1510) and have become significantly less popular since (#1563, 84.4% less usage), with forms such as Sandra becoming somewhat outmoded. Andrea has been the most popular choice, though Andi has become trendy as well.
Andrea▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ondra. Other suggested similar names are Abree, Adala, Adare, Addula, Adela, Aden, Adina, Adra, Adrea, Adreea, Adria, Adrien, Afra, Aldea, Aldona, Alfre, Alfreda▼, Alicea, Althea▼, Aludra, Alurea, Ambre, Amera, Anabel, Anaca, Anayeh, Andromeda, Anet, Angel, Angela▼, Angla, Anglea, Aniela, Anitra, Anjel, Anna▼, Anneka, Annet, Annisa, Annslea, Anora, Anslea, Anthea, Antje, Anuhea, Anysia, Aphria, Apirka, Ardea, Ardra, Arela, Astra, Astrea, Aubre, Audra▼, Audrea, Audree, Audrey▲, Audria, Aura, Aure, Aurea, Ayda, Azra, Azuree, Cerea, Elfrea (see Alfreda), Kendrea, Larea, Leondrea, Lindsea, Medea, Sandreea (see Sandra) and Terea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Andrea.