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pinWhat does Andrea mean?

Andrea /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.

Affiliated girl names: Deandra, Keandra, Kendra and Vondra.

Andrea has 9 more alternative forms via Alexandra, Andie: Alandra, Alexea, Anda, Andena, Sandra, Sondra, Xandra, Zandra and Zondra.

Kreatif forms: Andreaao, Aoandrea, Aodrea. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Andrea for girls. Andrea reached its top rank of #29 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #125. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andrea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Andrea outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Andrea and related names. Alexandra (#92 in recent rankings), Kendra (#259), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Andria, Andrew and Deandra are the prominent related forms of Andrea (#125 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Andrea reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (average #490) and are somewhat less popular today (#659, 33.2% less), with the forms Sandra, Andria and Sondra becoming less stylish. Andrea has been the most popular choice, though Alexandra has become trendy as well.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andrea, Alexandra, Andrew, Andria, Deandra in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kendra, Sandra, Sondra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Andrea, Alexandra, Kendra, Sandra outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Andrea is alike in pronunciation to Ondra. Other suggested similar baby names are Adra, Adrea, Adreea, Adria, Aldea, Alurea, Anabel, Andromeda, Anglea, Anitra, Annisa, Anora, Anslea, Anthea, Anuhea, Ardea, Ardra, Astrea, Audra, Audrea, Audree, Audrey, Audria, Aurea and Kendrea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Andrea.