Boy Names baby nameAndrew

What does the name Andrew mean?

The different meanings of the name Andrew are:
  • Greek meaning: Man, warrior
  • American meaning: The first of the twelve chosen apostles
  • English meaning: Manly
  • Scottish meaning: Manly; brave
  • French meaning: Manly, courageous
The meaning of the name “Andrew” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: This is a male name and it is pronounced as /AN-droo/. It means “manly,” and sometimes “strong” or “courage”.

Andrew is derived from the Greek root Andras (Άνδρας), which means “man.” This root can be seen in English words like “androgynous” and “android.” Because of this, the name is often associated with manly traits, like strength and courage. The first version of this name was the Greek Andreas (Ανδρέας), which became Anglicized as “Andrew” when it reached English speakers. The name was popularized through Saint Andrew, who was Jesus’ first disciple and is now the patron saint of many countries, including Scotland, Russia, and Greece.

Hurricane Andrew occurred in 1992 and was the second most destructive hurricane in US history, causing damage in the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida south of Miami, and south-central Louisiana.

Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and of John the Baptist, who it is said was martyred by being crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X". He became a saint. This symbol is now referred to as Saint Andrew's cross. Andrew was the brother of Peter.

There are nicknames that are given to people who go by this name. these nicknames include:

Andy, Andie and Drew. There are also variants of this name which are Andre and D’Andre. The name that is related to Andrew is Andreas. The feminine forms of this name are Andie, Andrea, Drea and Andrina.

The different spellings that one will come across in different parts of the world are Andreu in Catalan, Andrej in Croatian, Ondrej in Czech) Anders in Danish, André in French, Andrei in Russian, Aindrea in Scottish, Andrés in Spanish and Andras in Welsh.

As of 2014, Andrew is the 22ndmost popular name in the United States, the 96thmost popular name in the U.K., and the 51stmost most popular in Canada. The famous people who go by this name are: Andrew Carnegie a Scottish-American magnate, Andrew Dice Clay an American comedian, Andrew Garfield a English-American actor, Andre the Giant a French wrestler, Andrew Jackson the 7th president of the U.S., Andrew Lloyd Weber an American composer and Andy Warhol an American artist.

Andrew has fallen in popularity recently since it dropped from number 7 in popularity in 2000 to number 22 in 2014. By this, it is becoming less common. Still, it is a traditional name in English-speaking countries, and it will not raise any eyebrows. It is somewhat less popular outside of the USA, but is in the top 50 in various Canadian provinces, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It also provides the friendly nicknames “Drew” and “Andy.” If you like the name Andrew, but would prefer a name that stands out from the crowd, alternatives like Andrej (pronounced AHN-dray) or Andreu may be more up your alley.