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What does Dru mean?

Dru [dru] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dru). Dru's name origins are Greek, Welsh and Old French, and the name Dru means "man, warrior; wise; loved one". Dru is an alternate form of Andrew (Greek). Dru is also a variant of Drew (Welsh). Dru is also used as a variant of Drury (Old French).

Associated with: greek, warrior, wise.


Dru has 1 variant: Drue.

Dru has 3 more related forms via Andrew, Drew, Drury: Andru, Drud and Drugi.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Dro, Drude, ..

(female) Dra, Drude, ..

How popular is Dru?

Dru is a rare first name for males. Dru is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Dru for boys. Dru was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1251 in the U.S. in the year 1999, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dru name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Dru are Andrew (#22 from current records), Drew (#322), Drury and Andru. These forms of Dru reached the height of their popularity in the year 1990 (average #1233) and are now significantly less widespread (#1268, 63% less usage), with the form Andrew becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dru, Andrew, Andru, Drew, Drury in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dru is alike in pronunciation to Dray and Dre. Other recommended names are Ara, Ard, Ari, Arn, Art, Arun, Arv, Ary, Bri, Cruz, Da-, Dag, Dai, Dal, Dan, Dar, Dard, Dart, Daw, Dax, Day, De-, Dee, Del, Den, Deri, Derk, Des, Deus, Dev, Dex, Dirk, Dix, Dod, Dom, Don, Dor, Dore, Dory, Doug, Dov, Dow, Dyrk, Eri, Erl, Ern, Erv, Fry, Ira, Irl, Irv, Kruz, Lou, Nuru, Or, Oro, Orv, Ryu, Tau, Thu, Toru, Tre, True and Uri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dru.