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What does Dru mean?

Dru Pronunciation of Dru [dru] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Dru) is a Greek, Welsh and Old French name, 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.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Do, Dro, ..

(female) Dra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dru Ruben (D.R.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Dru are Andrew (#30 from current records), Drew (#363), 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 (#1278, 67% 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.

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