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Meaning and name origin

Andrew \a-nd-rew, an-drew\ as a boy's name 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 variant forms: Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andres, Andrea, Andreas, 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, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrej, Ohnrey and Ondrey.

For more information, see also related boy names Andrik and Tandie.

There are 3 feminine forms of Andrew: Andrea, Drew and Tandy.


Andrew is a very popular first name for males (#35 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2528 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Andrew for boys. Andrew reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. in 2003. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Andrew and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Andrew (#22), Andres (#222), Andy (#281), Andre (#283), Drew (#322), Anders (#750), Andreas and Andrea. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Andrew is also pronounced similarly to Andrae. Other suggested similar baby names are Ander, Andreus, Andric and Andris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andrew.