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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Strong and brave; feminine form of Andrew

What does Andrea mean and stand for?

The name Andrea is of Greek origin and means "strong and brave." It is the feminine form of Andrew and the Italian variation of Andreas.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Andrea

Family name origins & meanings

  • Filipino : from a local form of the personal name Andreas.
  • Italian : from the personal name Andrea (see Andreas). It is not found in this form as a surname in Italy. However, compare De Andrea.

Famous people with this first name


According to Social Security Administration data, Andrea slowly decreasing in popularity after holding a spot in the top 100 from 2000 to 2012. Despite the slow decline, it still remains in the top 150.

However, it is the 28th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Andrea was at its peak popularity in April 2020.

Andrea, though never popular, steadily staying in the top 100s for the later half of the 1900s and early 2000s. It's been quite the popular choice for characters, appearing in The Devil Wears Prada, The West Wing, Beverly Hills 90210, Breaking Bad, and Dawson's Creek. Notable namesakes include actress (Rebecca) Andrea Thompson, actress Andrea Feldman, tennis player Andrea Jaeger, and actress Andrea Louise Riseborough.

Where is it Popular?

Andrea was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Andrea

  • Andi
  • Ann
  • Dea
  • Dee
  • Dre
  • Drea

Pairs well with these middle names

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