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What does Andy mean?

Andy \a-ndy, an-dy\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Andy) has the meaning "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 (#30817 out of 88799, Top 35%). (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)

Top 1000 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 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 this boy name was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 and is now much less, with the versions Tony, Antony, Andrea, Toney and Anton becoming somewhat outmoded. Anders (#750), Andres (#222) and Andre (#283) are three of the more fashionable birth names in this list, with Andres having a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andrea, Andres, Andrew, Andy, Anthony, 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 and Indyo. Other recommended similar baby names are Addy, Angy and Ardy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Andy.