What does Andy mean?
Andy /andy/ [2 sylls.] 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 an alternate spelling 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▼.Kreatif forms: Anad, Andui, Auandy. [more]
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 #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. Variants like Andrei are seldom used. 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)