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What does Dandy mean?

Dandy Pronunciation of Dandy [dandy] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Dandy means "man, warrior". Dandy is an alternate form of Andrew (Greek).

Associated with: greek, warrior.


Dandy has 1 variant: Dandie.

2 more relations via Andrew: Andy and Drud.

Creative forms:
(male) Dand, Dardy, ..

(female) Danda, Dande, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dandy Jeremy (D.J.), ..

How popular is Dandy?

Dandy is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#19343 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Dandy (outside Top 2000) are Andrew (#30 the previous year) and Andy (#323). Other forms, like Drud, are uncommon. These forms of Dandy reached the peak of their popularity 25 years ago (adoption of 1.69%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.58%, 65.4%), with the form Andrew becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andrew, Andy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dandy is alike in pronunciation to Dundee. Other recommended names are Canady, Dabney, Dabny, Dacey, Dacy, Dade, Daffy, Dagny, Dahey, Dahy, Daicy, Daily, Daley, Daly, Dan, Dana, Danal, Danar, Danby, Dane, Danek, Dani, Danie, Danil, Danko, Dann, Danno, Danny, Danon, Dantay, Dante, Danya, Darby, Darcy, Dard, Darry, Darsy, Davey, Davy, Day, Denby, Denly, Denny, Donny, Dunly (see Dunley), Hardy, Laddy, Lindy, Lundy, Maddy, Nandy, Paddy, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Tandy and Thandy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dandy.

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