What does Drew mean?
Drew \d-rew\ 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Drury.
Drew has 45 more related variations 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.
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Drew and affiliated names. Andrew (#22 the previous year), Andres (#222), Andy (#281), Andre (#283), Anders (#750), Andreas and Andrea are the popular alternative forms of Drew (#322 the previous year). Adoption of these boy names reached its highest in the year 1997 (usage of 0.5484%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.515%, down 6.1%), with the form Andrea becoming less stylish. Anders (#750), Drew (#322), Andres (#222) and Andre (#283) are four of the more fashionable names for newborns among these, with Andres and Drew having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)