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 given to 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: Ἀνδρέας, Andreas, itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man" (as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence, "brave", "strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.
|Name day||November 30|
|Meaning||manly and strong|
|Region of origin||Greece|
|See also||Ander, Anders, Andy, Andre, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrej, Andres, Drew|
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 name given to boys 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 to 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy.
In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth-most common name given to baby boys, and it was third in 1964. In Scotland, Andrew was the most popular name given to baby boys in 1993, with 1,099 boys given the name that year.
In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second-most common name given to boys of the 1990s.
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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.
Variants by languageEdit
- അന്ത്രയോസ്: Malayalam, masculine
- Andria: Georgian, masculine
- Aindrea, Aindreas or Anndra: Scottish Gaelic, masculine
- Aindréas, Aindriú, Aindreas: Irish Gaelic, masculine
- Anaru: Maori, masculine
- Andra: Scots, masculine
- Ander: Basque, masculine
- Andreas: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, masculine
- Andras: Welsh
- András, Endre: Hungarian, masculine
- Andraš: Prekmurje dialect of Slovene, masculine
- Andraž: Slovene, masculine
- André or Andre: French and Portuguese, masculine
- Andrea: Albanian, Italian, masculine; Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Macedonian, Norwegian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, feminine
- Andreas: Armenian, Cypriot Greek, Danish, German, Greek, Latin, Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Welsh, masculine
- Andreu: Catalan, masculine
- Andreea: Romanian, feminine
- Andrée: French, feminine
- Andrees: Older Dutch and seldom used Afrikaans, masculine
- Andrei: Moldovan, Romanian, Belarusian, Russian, masculine
- Andreia: Portuguese, feminine
- Andreina: Italian, feminine
- Andris: Latvian, masculine
- Andrei: Romanian, masculine
- Andrej: Belarusian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, masculine
- Andrey: Russian and Bulgarian, masculine (Cyrillic and thus often alternatively transliterated as Andrei for both)
- Andreja: Macedonian, masculine; Croatian, Slovene, feminine
- Andreo: Spanish, masculine
- Andres: Estonian, masculine
- Andrés: Icelandic, Spanish, masculine
- Andreu: Catalan, masculine
- Andrew: English, masculine
- Andric: English, masculine
- Andries: Dutch and Afrikaans, masculine
- Andri: Icelandic, masculine
- Andrii: Ukrainian, masculine
- Andrija: Croatian and Serbian, masculine
- Andrijana: Macedonian, Serbian, feminine
- Andris or Andrejs: Latvian, masculine
- Andrius: Lithuanian, masculine
- Andriy: Ukrainian, masculine
- Andrzej or Jędrzej: Polish, masculine
- Andrzeja: Polish, feminine; obsolete
- Antti: Finnish, masculine
- Ondřej: Czech, masculine
- Ondrej or Andrej: Slovak, masculine
- Andrij: Ukrainian, masculine
- Indrì or Andrija: Maltese, masculine
- In Albanian: Andrea, Andreu, André, Ndré, Ndreu, Andër, Andërs, masculine
- 안드레아: Korean, masculine
- アンデルー: Japanese, masculine
- 安德鲁: Mandarin Chinese (simplified), masculine
- 安德魯: Mandarin Chinese (traditional), masculine
- أندرو: Arabic, masculine
- እንድሪያስ: Amharic, masculine
For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms
Notable people named AndrewEdit
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
- 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 politicsEdit
- Andrew Cuomo (56th Governor of New York)
- Andrew Gillum (125th Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida)
- Andrew Jackson (7th President of the United States of America)
- Andrew Johnson (17th President of the United States of America)
Business, culture, science, and sportEdit
- Andrew Abercromby – Scottish biomedical engineer and aquanaut
- Andrew Bayes – American football player
- Andrew Benintendi - Baseball player on the Boston Red Sox
- Andy Biersack – lead vocalist of American rock band Black Veil Brides
- Andrew Bayer – American DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer
- Andrew Bird – American musician
- Andrew Bloom – American Olympic shot putter
- Andrew Bogut – Australian basketball player
- Andrew Brown (American football) – American football 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 Davenport (born 1965) – English actor, puppeteer, voice actor, music composer
- Andrew Davies – screenwriter
- Andy Dawson (born 1978) – English footballer
- Andy Dawson (born 1979) – English footballer
- Andrew De Silva (born 1974) – Sri Lankan Australian rock vocalist
- 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 Friedman – American, baseball general manager
- Andrew Garfield – actor
- Andrew Gaze – basketball player
- Andy Gibb (Andrew Roy Gibb) – pop singer and composer
- Andrew Gold (1951–2011) – American musician
- 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 – 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 Laine – American engineer
- Andrew Lang – man of letters
- Andrew Lauderdale (born 1993) – American football player
- 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 – American baseball player
- Andrew Mehrtens – rugby union player
- Andrew Mellon – American businessman, philanthropist and politician
- Andrew Micallef – Maltese painter and musician
- Andrew Murray – tennis player
- Andrew Neil – political journalist and broadcaster
- Andrew O'Keefe, Australian TV personality
- 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 Robertson - Scottish football player
- Andrew Robinson – water polo player
- Andrew Sabiston, Canadian voice actor
- Andrew Sachs – character actor
- Andrew Sears- American baseball player
- Andrew Sega – American musician
- Andrew "Andy" Shernoff – songwriter/guitarist for the pre-punk band The Dictators
- Andrew Shue – American actor
- 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 Sznajder (born 1967) – English-born Canadian tennis player
- Andrew Tanenbaum – computer scientist
- Andrew Tiller (born 1989) – American football player
- Andrew Timlin – field hockey player
- Andrew Toney – basketball player
- Andrew Van Ginkel (born 1997) – American football player
- Andy Van Slyke – baseball player
- Andrew VanWyngarden – musician
- Andrew Vollert (born 1995) – American football player
- Andrew W.K. – American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, and motivational speaker
- Andrew Wade – American sound engineer and producer
- Andrew Wagner – American film director
- Andrew Walter – American football player
- Andy Warhol – American 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
- Andrew Glouberman, character from Big Mouth
- 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
- Andrew Hanbridge, a character in the anime series Little Witch Academia
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