What does Drew mean?
Drew /drew/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Drew) is pronounced droo. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Drew is "wise".
Associated with: wise
Affiliated boy name: Drury.Kreatif forms:
(male) Darew, Dro, ..
(female) Drewni, Drewri, ..
How popular is Drew?
Drew is a very popular first name for men (#431 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1451 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Drew for boys. Drew reached its highest rank of #160 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #322 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Drew and affiliated names. Andrew (#22 the previous year), Drury and Dru are the popular alternative forms of Drew (#322 the previous year). Other forms, like Adem, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Drew reached its highest 2 decades ago (usage of 1.7%) and is now much lower (usage 0.6%, ▼63.2%), with the form Andrew becoming somewhat outmoded.
Drew is pronounced similarly to Dray and Dre. Other recommended names are Carew, Crew▲, Daeg, Dael, Darek, Darel, Daren▼, Daw, De-, Dee▼, Deen, Del, Den, Derek▼, Des, Dev, Dewi, Dex, Dore, Dow, Drewry, Dyer, Hew, Lew▼ and Loew. These names tend to be less commonly used than Drew.