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Updated March 21, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Valiant, courageous

What does Andre mean and stand for?

The name Andre is of Greek origin and means "valiant" and "courageous." It is the French and Portuguese version of Andreas.

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How Popular Is The Name Andre

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (André) : from the personal name André, French vernacular form of Andreas, also found as a Huguenot name in England in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • German : shortened form of Andreae.
  • Swedish : shortened form of Andree.
  • A bearer of the surname André is recorded in Quebec city in 1653; another, from Charente, is documented there in 1659. Other branches, from Normandy and Burgundy, were recorded in Montreal from 1663.

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What Does the Name Andre Mean?

The name Andre is the French and Portuguese variation of the Andrew and means "strong and manly." It can sometimes be a gender-neutral name and is internationally recognized.

How Popular is the Name Andre?

Andre is the number 290 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has slowly been decreasing in popularity, but has been fairly stagnant for the last three years.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

Popularity of the Name Andre in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Andre was at its peak popularity in April 2018.

Andre was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Nevada
  3. Maryland
  4. Massachussetts
  5. Connecticut

Famous People Named Andre and Andre in Pop Culture

Since it is internationally recognized, it's no surprise that Andre has many international namesakes such as American tennis player Andre Agassi, German composer Andre George Previn, French writer Andre Breton, rapper Andre Romelle Young (aka Dr. Dre), and Dutch Nobel Prize Winner Andre Konstantin Geim. It has also appeared in Person of Interest, Blackish, Empire, and Victorios.

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