What does Andy mean?
Andy [andy] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Andy) has its roots in Greek and Latin, and the meaning of the name Andy is "man, warrior". Andy is an alternate spelling of Andrew (Greek) with the suffix -y. Andy is also a variant of Anthony (Latin).
Andy has 1 variant: Andie.
Andy has 26 more alternative forms via Andrew, Anthony: Adem, Analu, Anders▲, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andrey, Andrij, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Antal, Antin, Anton▼, Antony, Antun, Dandy, Ondre, Ondrey, Toney and Tony▼.Creative forms:
(male) Aldy, Audy, ..
(female) Andya, Ante, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Andy?
Andy is a very prominent first name for men (#284 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#33563 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Andy for boys. Andy reached its top rank of #201 in the U.S. in 2005, and is currently at #323. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of the boy name Andy and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Andy (#323 from current records) are Anthony (#25 from current records), Andrew (#30), Andres (#228), Andre (#279), Tony (#504), Anders (#794), Anton (#960), Antony (#1375), Andrey (#1657), Andrei (#1917), Andrea, Toney and Andru. Other variants, like Andie, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Andy was widespread 25 years ago (average #876) and is now much less (#1006, ▼57.6%), with versions like Anton becoming somewhat outmoded. Anders is the most fashionable birth name in this list.
Andy is pronounced similarly to Enda, Indio and Indyo. Other recommended names are Aad, Aadi, Abby, Abda, Abdi, Abey, Acey, Ad, Addy, Ade, Adi, Adney, Ado, Adya, Aed, Aidyn, Alby, Aldo▲, Alfy, Algy, Alvy, Aly, Amby, Amry, Ander, Andon▼, Ange, Angy, Ani, Anno, Anse, Ansly, Anso, Anwyl, Aodh, Ard, Arda, Ardly, Ardy, Arly, Arnd, Arndt, Arney, Arny, Arry, Arty, Arvy, Ary, Audey, Augy, Avry, Cody▼, Eddy, Jody▼, Kody▼, Lindy, Lundy, Nandy, Randy▼, Rudy▼, Sandy▼ and Tandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andy.See names in meaning and etymology.