Meaning and name origin
Andrea \a-nd-rea, an-drea\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 51 variant forms: Aindrea, Ande, Andee, Andera, Andere, Anderea, Andi, Andie, Andra, Andranetta, Andre, Andrean, Andreana, Andreanna, Andreas, Andree, Andreena, Andreina, Andrel, Andrena, Andrene, Andresa, Andrette, 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 is a very popular first name for females (#81 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23256 out of 88799, Top 26%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Andrea for girls. Andrea reached its highest rank of #29 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Andrea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Andrea (#125), Kendra (#259), Deandra, Andrew and Andria. (2014 statistics).