What does Andrew mean?
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 2 years ago) are Anders (#750 2 years ago), Andre (#283), Andrea, Andreas, Andres (#222), Andy (#281) and Drew (#322). Other variants, like Andris, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Andrew was well-received among parents in 1997 (average #451) and is almost as conventional today (#485, down 6.1%), but with the version Andrea becoming less fashionable. Andrew is more familiar than the rest, although Anders appears to be becoming a favorite too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)