What does Andy mean?
Andy [andy] as a name for girls (also used more regularly as boys' name Andy) has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Andy is "manly, virile". Andy is an alternate form of Andrea (Greek): from the word "andreia".
Associated with: greek.
1 masculine form: Andrew.Creative forms:
(female) Anady, Anudy, ..
(male) Andyo, Anto, .. Middle name pairings:
Andy Jazelle (A.J.), ..
How popular is Andy?
Andy is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#33563 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Andi (#911 from current records), Andie (#1404), Andra, Andre, Andrea (#117), Andree, Andrew and Andria are the prominent related forms of Andy (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Andrel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Andy was more pronounced among parents in the 1980s (median #1400) and is now much reduced (#1554, ▼73%). Andrea is the firm favorite, although Andi appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Andrea has lost favor. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Andy is pronounced similarly to Anda, Annda, Enda, Inda, Indee, India▼, Indu, Indya, Wanda▼, Wandy, Wenda, Wendey, Wendi▼, Wendy▼, Wendye, Windy and Wonda. Other recommended names are Abby▼, Adda▼, Adde, Addey, Addi, Addy, Ade, Adey, Ady, Aggy, Aida, Aide, Aimy, Alby, Alda▼, Aley, Alfy (see Alfreda), Alvy, Amy▼, Anat, Anaya▲, Anet, Ang, Ange, Angy, Ania, Anis, Anja, Anka, Anna▼, Anne▼, Anni, Anny, Anwyn, Arda, Ardys, Aud, Auda, Audi, Ayda, Bindy, Cady, Candy▼, Cindy▼, Cody, Cyndy, Hedy, Jady, Jandy, Jody▼, Judy▼, Kody, Lindy, Lyndy, Mandy▼, Nady, Randy and Syndy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Andy.