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Pronunciation  /ændruː/
Name day  November 30
Meaning  manly and strong
Gender  Male
Word/name  Greek
Region of origin  Greece

Andrew is the English form of a given name common in many countries. In the 1990s it was among the top ten most popular names for boys in English-speaking countries. In Italian, the equivalent to "Andrew" is "Andrea", though "Andrea" is feminine in most other languages. "Andrew" is frequently shortened to "Andy" or "Drew". The word is derived from the Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas, itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man" (as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence, "strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.



In 2000, the name Andrew was the second most popular name in Australia. In 1999, it was the 19th most common name, while in 1940, it was the 31st most common name. Andrew was the first most popular boys name in the Northern Territory in 2003 to 2015 and continuing. In Victoria, Andrew was the first most popular name for a boy in the 1970s.


Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in 2005. Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British Columbia in 2004, the 17th most popular name in 2003, and the 19th most popular name in 2002. In 2001, it was the 18th most common name. From 1999 – 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy.


In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth most common boy's name among infants, and it was third in 1964.

In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second most common boy's name of the 1990s.

United States

The eleventh most common baby name in 2006, Andrew was among the ten most popular names for male infants in 2005. Andrew was the sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004. In 2002 and 2001, Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United States. In the 1980s, Andrew was the 19th most popular choice of baby name in the United States. In the 1970s it was the 31st most popular name. From the 1960s stretching back at least as far as the 1880s, Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in America.

Andrew variants

  • Andro: Georgia for males
  • Aindrea, Aindreas or Anndra: Scottish Gaelic for males
  • Aindréas, Aindriú, Aindreas: Irish Gaelic for males
  • Anaru: New Zealand, for males – Maori transliteration of Andrew
  • Andra: Scots for males
  • Ander: Basque for males
  • Anders: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish for males
  • András, Endre: Hungarian for males
  • Andraš: Prekmurje dialect of Slovene for males
  • Andraž: Slovene for males
  • Andre or André: French for males, Portuguese for males
  • Andrea: Albanian, Italian for males; Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Slovak (Slovakia), Spanish, Swedish for females
  • Andreu: Catalan for males
  • Andreas: Armenian, Austrian, Cypriot Greek, Danish, German, Greek, Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Welsh for males
  • Andreea: Romanian for females
  • Andrée: French for females
  • Andrees: Older Dutch and seldom used Afrikaans for males
  • Andrei: Moldovan, Romanian, Belarusian, Russian or Macedonian for males
  • Andreia: Portuguese for females
  • Andreina: Italian for females
  • Andris: Latvian for males
  • Andrei: Romanian for males
  • Andrej or Ondrej: Slovak (Slovakia), Croatian and Serbian, Macedonian, Slovene or Belarusian for males
  • Andrey: Russian and Bulgarian for males (Cyrillic and thus often alternatively transliterated as Andrei for both)
  • Andreja: Croatian, Slovene for females
  • Andres: Estonian for males
  • Andrés: Icelandic, Spanish for males
  • Andreu: Catalan for males
  • Andreus: Greek
  • Andrew: English for males
  • Andric: English for males
  • Andries: Dutch and Afrikaans for males
  • Andri: Icelandic for males
  • Andrii: Ukrainian for males
  • Andrija: Croatian and Serbian for males
  • Andrijana: Serbian for females
  • Andris or Andrejs: Latvian for males
  • Aindriú: Gaeilge for males
  • Andrius: Lithuanian for males
  • Andriy: Ukrainian for males
  • Andrzej or Jędrzej: Polish for males
  • Andrzeja: Polish for females; obsolete
  • Antti: Finnish for males
  • Ondřej: Czech for males
  • Ondrej: Slovak for males
  • Andrij: Ukrainian for males
  • Indri: Maltese for males
  • In Albanian: Andrea, Andreu, André, Ndré, Ndreu, Andër, Andërs, only for males
  • アンデルー: Japanese for males
  • 安德鲁: Mandarin Chinese for males
  • أندرو: Arabic for males
  • For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms

    Saint Andrew

    In the Christian Bible, Saint Andrew was the earliest disciple of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.

    Other saints named Andrew include:

  • Saint Andrew of Trier (d. 235), Bishop of Trier
  • Saint Andrew of Crete, an 8th-century archbishop, theologian, homilist, and hymnographer
  • Saint Andrew of Crete (martyr)
  • Saint Andrew of Constantinople
  • Saints Andrew Dung-Lac An Tran, Andrew Thong Kim Nguyen, Andrew Trong Van Tram, and Andrew Tuong of the Vietnamese Martyrs
  • Saint Andrew Kim Taegon of the Korean Martyrs
  • Kings Andrew

  • King Andrew I of Hungary
  • King Andrew II of Hungary
  • King Andrew III of Hungary
  • Dukes Andrew

  • Andrius Algirdaitis (1325–1399), first son of Algirdas
  • Princes Andrew

  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960–), second son of Elizabeth II
  • Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1882–1944), the aforementioned's paternal grandfather and namesake
  • Edward VIII (1894–1972) bore the name Andrew
  • Prince William of Gloucester (1941–1972), grandson of George V, was William Henry Andrew Frederick
  • United States Presidents

  • Andrew Jackson (7th President of the United States of America)
  • Andrew Johnson (17th President of the United States of America)
  • Business, culture, science, and sport

  • Andrew Abercromby – Scottish biomedical engineer and aquanaut
  • Andrew Bayes – American football player
  • Andy Biersack – lead vocalist of American rock band Black Veil Brides
  • Andrew Bird – American musician
  • Andrew Bloom – American Olympic shot putter
  • Andrew Bogut – basketball player
  • Andrew Brunette – ice hockey player
  • Andrew Buckley – field hockey player
  • Andrew Bynum – basketball player
  • Andrew Carnegie – steel magnate and philanthropist
  • Andrew Craig - keyboardist for The Nightrain
  • Andrew "Dice" Clay – comedian
  • Andrew Dost – Guitarist
  • Andrew Clayton – freestyle swimmer
  • Andrew Cole – footballer
  • Andrew Davies – screenwriter
  • Andy Dawson (born 1978) – English footballer
  • Andy Dawson (born 1979) – English footballer
  • Andrew Digby an astronomer and ecologist whose work focusses on researching and conserving New Zealand's endangered endemic birds.
  • Andrew J. Feustel – American astronaut
  • Andrew Flintoff – cricketer
  • Andrew Rube Foster – Hall of Fame manager for baseball's Negro Leagues
  • Andrew Garfield – actor
  • Andrew Gaze – basketball player
  • Andy Gibb – pop singer and composer
  • Andrew Graham-Dixon – art historian and broadcaster
  • Andy Griffith – actor/singer/comedian
  • Andrew Grove - businessman/engineer/author and a science pioneer
  • Andrew Hastie – field hockey player
  • Andrew Hussie - an artist at MSPAINTADVENTURES
  • Andrew Huxley – physiologist
  • Andrew Jacobs – New York Times journalist, and documentary film director and producer
  • Andrew Jacobson - Major League Soccer player
  • Andrew Jayamanne - Sri Lankan film director
  • Andrew Johns – rugby league player
  • Andrew Johnson – footballer
  • Andrew Johnston – actor
  • Andy Kaufman – comedian
  • Andrew Knott – English actor
  • Andrew Ladd – ice hockey player
  • Andrew Lang – man of letters
  • Andrew Lee Potts – actor/director
  • Andrej Lemanis – Australian basketball coach
  • Andrew Lincoln – British actor
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – composer and impresario
  • Andrew Lorraine – American baseball player
  • Andrew Luck – American football player
  • Andrej Mangold – German basketball player
  • Andrew Marr – broadcaster
  • Andrew Marvell – poet
  • Andrew McCullough – Australian Rugby League player
  • Andrew McCutchen – baseball player
  • Andrew Mehrtens – rugby union player
  • Andrew Mellon – American businessman, philanthropist and politician
  • Andrew Murray – tennis player
  • Andrew Neil – political journalist and broadcaster
  • Andrew Provence – American football player
  • Andrew Raycroft – ice hockey player
  • Andy Richter – actor/writer/comedian
  • Andrew Ridgeley – English musician, George Michael's partner in Wham!
  • Andrew Robinson – water polo player
  • Andrew Sachs – character actor
  • Andrew Sega – American musician
  • Andrew "Andy" Shernoff – songwriter/guitarist for the pre-punk band The Dictators
  • Andrew Stahl – television and film actor
  • Andrew Stanton – "Pixar" producer, director, voice actor, and screenwriter
  • Andrew Stevovich - American visual artist
  • Andrew Stockdale – guitarist and singer of Wolfmother
  • Andrew Symonds – cricketer
  • Andrew Tanenbaum – Computer Scientist
  • Andrew Timlin – field hockey player
  • Andrew Toney – basketball player
  • Andy Van Slyke – baseball player
  • Andrew VanWyngarden – musician
  • Andrew W.K. – singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, and motivational speaker
  • Andrew Wagner – American film director
  • Andrew Walter – American football player
  • Andy Warhol – famous Pop artist
  • Andrew Wiles – British mathematician, proved Fermat's Last Theorem
  • Andrew Wiggins – Canadian basketball player
  • Andrew Wood – singer for grunge band Mother Love Bone
  • Andrew Wyeth – American visual artist
  • Religion

  • Andrew Kumarage - 3rd Anglican Bishop of Kurunegala
  • In fiction

  • Andrew, angel of death from Touched by an Angel
  • Andrew, robot from Isaac Asimov's 1976 novella The Bicentennial Man and its 1999 film adaptation
  • Andy Botwin from the TV series Weeds
  • Andy Bernard from the TV series The Office
  • Andy Davis, character from Disney Pixar's Toy Story and its sequels
  • Andy Dufresne, from the Stephen King novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and the film adaption The Shawshank Redemption
  • Andrew Ryan from the video game BioShock
  • Drew Torres, from Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Andrew Wiggin aka Ender Wiggin, the title character from Orson Scott Card's famous science fiction novel Ender's Game
  • Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky, central character in Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace
  • Andy Dwyer, a character from the TV series Parks and Recreation
  • Andrew Fillier, a character in the film Cyberbully
  • References

    Andrew Wikipedia

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