What does Andrew mean?
Andrew /an-drew/ [2 sylls.] 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.more]
How popular is Andrew?
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 (#2521 out of 150436, Top 2%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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) are Anders (#750 a year ago), Andre (#283), Andrea, Andreas, Andres (#222), Andy (#281) and Drew (#322). Variants like Andris are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 1997 (usage of 0.5484%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.515%, down 6.1%), 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)