Updated February 19, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Valiant, courageous

What does Andrew mean and stand for?

The name Andrew is of Greek origin and means "strong, or manly." Andrew, a variant of the Greek name Andreas, is ultimately derived from the element aner which means “man.”

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

Anders

Anders

+ 7% this year
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Rare
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Andor

Andor

0 % this year
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Andre

Andre

- 1% this year
Masculine
Common
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Andreas

Andreas

- 3% this year
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Andrae

Andrae

+ 33% this year
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Andrei

Andrei

- 19% this year
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Rare
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Andres

Andres

+ 4% this year
Masculine
Common
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Andros

Andros

+ 63% this year
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Andy

Andy

+ 9% this year
Masculine
Uncommon
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Aindrea

Aindrea

0 % this year
Neutral
Rare
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Andery

Andery

0 % this year
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Andonis

Andonis

0 % this year
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Andru

Andru

- 13% this year
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Rare
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Andrue

Andrue

0 % this year
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Audrew

Audrew

0 % this year
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Andie

Andie

+ 9% this year
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Andrews

Andrews

- 10% this year
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Rare
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Andrzej

Andrzej

0 % this year
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Drew

Drew

- 2% this year
Neutral
Uncommon
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How Popular Is The Name Andrew

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : from the usual vernacular English form (recorded from the 13th century onward) of the New Testament Greek personal name Andreas.
  • The surname Andrew was first brought to North America from England by Robert Andrew (died 1668), who settled in Boxford, MA.

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Andrew has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2000, and in the top 10 from 2000 to 2007.

However, it is the 58th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in September 2019.

Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple to be called upon by Jesus in the New Testament. Though the origins of the name are Greek. Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland, Russia, and Greece. Two of America's most famous artists also share the name: Andrew Wyeth and Andrew Warhol. The name has remained popular for decades, and in one Harvard research study by sociologist Stanley Liberson, it was the leading boys' name chosen by highly educated parents.

Where is it Popular?

Andrew was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Andrew

  • Andy
  • Drew

Pairs well with these middle names

 

Meaning and Origin of Andrew