Meaning and Name Origin
Andrew \a-nd-rew, an-drew\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Andrew) is pronounced AN-droo. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Andrew is "man, warrior". English form of the Greek name Andreas. Biblical: the first chosen of the 12 apostles. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Russia. The "Saint Andrew's Cross", representing Scotland, appears on the flag of the United Kingdom. See also Andino, Jedrek, and Kendrew. American Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson; industrialist Andrew Carnegie; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; actors Andy Devine, Andy Griffith, Andy Garcia; artists Andrew Wyeth, and Andy Warhol; baseball player Andruw Jones.
Andrew has 49 variants: Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders▲, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andras, Andre▲, Andrea▼, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres▲, 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.
Andrew is a very prominent first name for men (#35 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#2528 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Andrew for boys. Andrew reached its top rank of #5 in the U.S. in 2003, and is currently at #22. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Andrew and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Andrew (#22 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Anders (#750 a year ago), Andre (#283), Andrea, Andreas, Andres (#222), Andy (#281) and Drew (#322). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in the year 1997 and is somewhat lower today, with the version Andrea becoming less fashionable. Anders (#750), Andre (#283), Andres (#222) and Drew (#322) are four of the more trendy names for newborns here, with Andres and Drew having a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)