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Andrea 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.
For more information, see also related names Deandra, Keandra, Kendra and Vondra.
Baby names that sound like Andrea are Ondra, Andromeda, Anitra, Indira and Indeera.
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Popularity of Andrea
Andrea is a very popular first name for women (#81 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23256 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Andrea for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Andrea with its variant forms and related girl baby names.