What does Andreas mean?
Andreas [an-dreas] as a boys' name (also used less commonly 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".
Related boy name: Andre.
Andreas has 30 relations via Andrew: Aindrea, Aindreas, Anders▲, Andie, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrey, Andrezj, Andrian, Andriel, Andries, Andrij, Andrija, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andrzej, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrej and Ondrey.
Andreas has 1 feminine form: Andrea.Creative forms:
(male) Aldreas, Asdreas, ..
(female) Andeen, Ante, .. Middle name pairings:
Andreas Matthias (A.M.), ..
How popular is Andreas?
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 (#11217 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Andreas entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #828 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #1255 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Andrew (#30 from current records), Andres (#228), Andre (#279), Anders (#794), Andrey (#1657), Andrei (#1917), Andru and Andrea are the popular varying forms of Andreas (#1255 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Andreas reached its highest in 1990 (adoption of 1.84%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.72%, 61% less). Andrew is the longstanding favorite, though Anders has gained in popularity, while Andrew has become less contemporary.
Andreas is pronounced similarly to Andreus and Andris. Other suggested similar names are Adrean, Adreean, Adreyan, Adrian▲, Adryan, Aeneas, Aenneas, Aineas, Ainneas, Aldred, Alfredas, Anastas, Ander, Andrae, Andric, Andrick, Andrik, Anrai, Anslea, Anstas, Antaeus, Antares, Anteus, Ares▲, Aundray, Aundre, Aydrean, Aydreean (see Adrian), Aydrian, Eneas, Enneas and Esdras. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andreas.See names in meaning and etymology.