What does Andrew mean?
Andrew [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.Creative forms:
(male) Ardrew, Audrew, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Andrew Ewan (A.E.), ..
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)
Andrew reached its top rank of #5 in the U.S. in 2003, and is currently at #30. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Andrew (#30 via latest list) are Anders (#794 via latest list), Andre (#279), Andrea, Andreas (#1255), Andrei (#1917), Andres (#228), Andrey (#1657), Andrik, Andru, Andy (#323), Drew (#363) and Dru. Other variants, like Andris, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Andrew was well-received among parents in 1990 (median #1077) and is now much diminished (#1142, down 59%), with the version Andrew becoming less fashionable. Anders is the most trendy name for newborns here.
Andrew▼ is pronounced similarly to Andrae, Aundray, Indra, Ohndrei, Ohndrey, Ondrae and Ondray. Other recommended names are Aaren, Adael, Adare, Addem, Addie, Ade, Adeel, Adel, Aden, Adiel, Adler, Adney, Adriel▲, Adrien▲, Adrin, Adron, Aiden▲, Airel, Airen, Aldred, Alfre, Alfred▼, Alfrey, Alured, Amerey, Amorey, Anael, Ancher, Ander, Andon▼, Andric, Andrick, Ange, Angie, Anjel, Anker, Anrai, Anse, Antares, Anteo, Anwel, Ardel, Arden, Ardie, Ardley, Arek, Ares▲, Arren, Arrow, Atreo, Aubrey▼, Auden, Audey, Audley, Audric, Aundre, Aurel, Autrey, Averel, Averet, Averey, Avrel, Ayden▲, Aydrien, Azarel, Carew, Leandrew and Renfrew. These names tend to be less frequently used than Andrew.See names in meaning and etymology.