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What does Andy mean?

Andy /andy/ 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) with the suffix -y. Andy is also a variant of Anthony (Latin).

Associated with: greek, warrior


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:
(male) Aldy, Audy, ..

(female) Andya, Ante, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andy name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Andy and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Andy (#281 from current records) are Anthony (#21 from current records), Andrew (#22), Andres (#222), Andre (#283), Tony (#448), Anders (#750), Anton (#897), Antony (#1406), Andrey (#1604), Andrea, Toney, Andrei and Andru. Other variants, like Andie, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Andy was widespread 24 years ago (average #876) and is now much less (#995, 54.1%), with versions like Anton becoming somewhat outmoded. Anders is the most fashionable birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andy, Anders, Andre, Andrea, Andrei in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andres, Andrew, Andrey, Andru, Anthony in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anton, Antony, Toney, Tony in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andrew, Anthony, Anton, Tony outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.