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What does Andrew mean?

Andrew Pronunciation of Andrew as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Andrew) is pronounced AN-droo. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Andrew is "man, warrior". English form of the Greek name Andreas. Biblical: the first chosen of the 12 apostles. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Russia. The "Saint Andrew's Cross", representing Scotland, appears on the flag of the United Kingdom. See also Andino, Jedrek, and Kendrew. American Presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson; industrialist Andrew Carnegie; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; actors Andy Devine, Andy Griffith, Andy Garcia; artists Andrew Wyeth, and Andy Warhol; baseball player Andruw Jones.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, warrior, biblical, saint, scotland, prince (king), duke (noble)


VARIANTS Adem, Aindrea, Aindreas, Analu, Anders, Andie, Andonia, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andres, 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, Drew, Dru, Drud, Drue, Drugi, Mandrew, Ohndrae, Ohndre, Ondre, Ondrei, Ondrej, Ohnrey, Ondrey

SEE ALSO Andrik, Tandie


FEMININE FORMS Andrea, Drew, Tandy



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How popular is Andrew?

Andrew is a very prominent first name for men (#35 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#2521 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Andrew reached its top rank of #5 in the U.S. in 2003, and is currently at #43. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Andrew (#43 VIA LATEST LIST) are Anders (#785), Andre (#274), Andrea, Andreas (#1317), Andrei, Andres (#215), Andrey, Andrik, Andru, Andy (#369), Drew (#461) and Dru. Other variants, like Andris, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Andrew was well-received among parents in 1990 (MEDIAN #1077) and is now much diminished (#1189, DOWN 66%), with versions like Drew becoming less fashionable. Anders and Andres are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andrew, Anders, Andre, Andrea, Andreas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andrei, Andres, Andrey, Andrik, Andru in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andy, Drew, Dru in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Andrew is pronounced similarly to Andrae, Aundray, Indra, Ohndrei, Ohndrey, Ondrae and Ondray. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aaren, Adael, Adare, Addem, Addie, Ade, Adeel, Adel, Aden, Adiel, Adler, Adney, Adriel, Adrien, Adrin, Adron, Aiden, Airel, Airen, Aldred, Alfre, Alfred, Alfrey, Alured, Amerey, Amorey, Anael, Ancher, Ander, Andon, Andric, Andrick, Ange, Angie, Anjel, Anker, Anrai, Anse, Antares, Anteo, Anwel, Ardel, Arden, Ardie, Ardley, Arek, Ares, Arren, Arrow, Atreo, Aubrey, Auden, Audey, Audley, Audric, Aundre, Aurel, Autrey, Averel, Averet, Averey, Avrel, Ayden, Aydrien, Azarel, Carew, Leandrew and Renfrew. These names tend to be less frequently used than Andrew.

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