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What does Andreas mean?

Andreas \a-nd-reas, an-dreas\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Andreas) is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Andreas is "man, warrior". The original New Testament Greek form of Andrew. The manliness this name refers to is about the duties of a male in the patriarchal society of ancient Greece. The first duty of a man was to protect his home, and this name is sometimes translated as "warrior".

For more on this name, see also related boy names Andres and Andre.


Andreas has 47 related variations via Andrew: Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrey, Andrezj, Andrian, Andriel, Andries, Andrij, Andrija, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andrzej, Andy, Antero, Dandie, Dandy, Drew, Dru, Drud, Drue, Drugi, Mandrew, Ohndrae, Ohndre, Ohnrey, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrej and Ondrey.

Andreas has 1 feminine form: Andrea.


Andreas is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1110 out of 1220, Top 91%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#10679 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Andreas for boys. Andreas entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #828 in the U.S. in the year 2003, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Andreas and associated names. Andrew (#22 the previous year), Andres (#222), Andy (#281), Andre (#283), Drew (#322), Anders (#750) and Andrea are the popular varying forms of Andreas ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name reached its highest in the year 1997 and is somewhat lower today, with the version Andrea becoming less in vogue. Anders (#750), Drew (#322), Andres (#222) and Andre (#283) are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list. There is a revival in baby name popularity for Andres and Drew. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andres, Andrew, Andy, Drew in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andreas, Andrew outside U.S.

Similar Names

Andreas is pronounced similarly to Andreus and Andris. Another suggested similar baby name is Andrae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andreas.