Meaning and Name Origin
Andre \a-nd-re, an-dre\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Andre) is pronounced AHN-dray. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Andre is "man, warrior". André is a variant of Andrew. The form Andrey is popular in Russia. Andrei is a Slavic form. Aundres (AWN-dray) is an American phonetic variant. Pianist André Watts; actor André Gregory; composer/conductor André Previn; tennis player Andre Agassi.
Andre▲ has 34 more different forms via Andrei, Andrew, Andrey: Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders▲, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andrea▼, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrezj, Andrian, Andriel, Andries, Andrij, Andrija, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andrzej, Andy, Antero, Dandie, Dandy, Drew▲, Dru, Drud, Drue, Drugi, Mandrew and Ondrej.
Andre is a very popular first name for males (#217 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4458 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Andre for boys. Andre was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #135 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is presently at #283. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Andre and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Andre (#283 a year ago) are Andrew (#22 a year ago), Andres (#222), Andy (#281), Drew (#322), Deandre (#619), Anders (#750), Keandre, Andrea, Dion and Andreas. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 1993 and is somewhat lower today, with the versions Dion and Andrea becoming less stylish. The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Anders (#750), Andres (#222), Drew (#322), Andre (#283) and Deandre (#619), with Andres and Drew going through a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)