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).
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: Aendy, 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 2 years ago) are Anthony (#21 2 years ago), Andrew (#22), Andres (#222), Andre (#283), Tony (#448), Anders (#750), Anton (#897), Andrea, Toney and Antony. Other variants, like Andrei, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Andy was widespread during the years 1960-1969 (average #436) and is somewhat lower today (#538, ▼18.1%), with the versions Tony, Antony, Toney, Andrea and Anton becoming somewhat outmoded. Andrew is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Andres seems to be getting popular too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)