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pinWhat 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".

Short form of Andrew. Used as an independent name since the 1960s. Dru is a French form. Football player Drew Bledsoe.


Drew has 2 variants: Dru and Drue.

Affiliated boy name: Drury.

Drew has 45 more relations via Andrew: Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrey, Andrezj, Andrian, Andriel, Andries, Andrij, Andrija, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andrzej, Andy, Antero, Dandie, Dandy, Drud, Drugi, Mandrew, Ohndrae, Ohndre, Ohnrey, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrej and Ondrey.

Kreatif forms: Dedrew, Drewde, Drewke. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Drew name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Drew and affiliated names. Andrew (#22 2 years ago), Andres (#222), Andy (#281), Andre (#283), Anders (#750), Andreas and Andrea are the popular alternative forms of Drew (#322 2 years ago). Other forms, like Drugi, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Drew reached its highest in the year 1997 (usage of 0.5484%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.515%, 6.1%), but with the form Andrea becoming less stylish. Andrew is the steady favorite, although Anders appears to be getting popular too. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Drew, Anders, Andre, Andrea, Andreas in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Andres, Andrew, Andy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andreas, Andrew outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Drew is pronounced similarly to Dray and Dre. Other recommended similar baby names are Crew, Dore and Dyer. These names tend to be less commonly used than Drew.