What does Andy mean?
Andy \a-ndy, an-dy\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Andy). Andy's roots are Greek and Latin, and the meaning of the name Andy is "man, warrior". Andy is a variation of Andrew (Greek). 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▼.
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 #281. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Andy and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Andy (#281 the previous year) are Anthony (#21 the previous year), Andrew (#22), Andres (#222), Andre (#283), Tony (#448), Anders (#750), Anton (#897), Andrea, Toney and Antony. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5636%) and is now much less (usage 0.4615%, down 18.1%), with the versions Tony, Antony, Toney, Andrea and Anton becoming somewhat outmoded. Anders (#750), Andres (#222) and Andre (#283) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for Andres. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)