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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 girl names Deandra, Keandra, Kendra and Vondra.


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).

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 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).

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

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

Similar Names

Andrea is also pronounced similarly to Ondra. Other suggested similar baby names are Adrea and Audrea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andrea.