Meaning and name origin
Drew \d-rew\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#431 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1301 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Drew for boys. Drew reached its highest rank of #160 in the U.S. in 1995. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Drew and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Andrew (#22) and Drew (#322). (2014 statistics).