What does Andre mean?
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 (#3950 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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 the year 1993 (usage of 0.5078%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4092%, down 19.4%), 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), and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for Andres and Drew. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Andre and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)