"strong and manly"

Andrew Origin and Meaning

The name Andrew is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "strong and manly".

Andrew is a variant of the Greek name Andreas, ultimately derived from the element aner, meaning "man." In the New Testament, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple to be called by Jesus. Although the origins of the name are Greek, Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia, as well as Greece. It has associations with two of America's most famous artists, Wyeth and Warhol.

Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds to its sophistication.

Though it has slipped a bit—dropping out of the Top 20 in 2013—Andrew was firmly in the Top 10 for more than two recent decades. And in one Harvard research study by sociologist Stanley Liberson, it was the leading boys' name chosen by highly educated parents.

Andrew also has several appealing foreign manifestations that are sometimes used in the U.S., including Andre (French), Andrei (Russian), Andres (Spanish), Andrea (Italian), Andreas (German, Dutch and Greek) and Anders (Norwegian and Swedish).

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Famous People Named Andrew

  • Saint Andrew the Apostle
  • Andrew IIII, Kings of Hungary
  • Andrew Jackson7th U.S. president
  • Andrew Johnson17th U.S. president
  • Andrew Albert Christian EdwardPrince of the United Kingdom, Duke of York
  • Andrew CarnegieScottish,American industrialist and philanthropist
  • Andrew William MellonAmerican banker, industrialist and ambassador
  • Andrew James BreitbartAmerican entrepreneur, conservative commentator
  • Andrew Lloyd WebberEnglish composer
  • Andrew Scott ZimmernAmerican celebrity chef and TV personality
  • Andrew Russell GarfieldAmerican,British actor
  • Andrew Lincoln (born Andrew James Clutterbuck)English actor
  • Andrew Newell WyethAmerican painter
  • Andrew "Andy" WarholAmerican pop artist
  • Andrew Mark CuomoAmerican politician, 56th governor of New York
  • AndrewPrince of Greece and Denmark, father of Britain's Prince Philip
  • Andrew W.K. (born Andrew Fetterly WilkesKrier), American musician
  • Andrew SchmuckerAmish man on TV's "Breaking Amish: LA"
  • Andrew Scott RannellsAmerican actor
  • Andrew James Stewart FerenceCanadian ice hockey player
  • Andrew PojeCanadian ice dancer
  • Andrew Clement "Andy" SerkisEnglish motion,capture actor
  • Andrew Roane "Andy" DickAmerican actor/comedian
  • Andrew Eppley ShueAmerican actor
  • Andrew Dennis Biersacklead singer of American rock band Black Veil Brides
  • Andrew James "Andy" LawrenceAmerican actor
  • Paul Andrew "Andy" RichterAmerican actor/comedian
  • Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" KaufmanAmerican comedian
  • Andrew Dice ClayAmerican comedian
  • Andrew Wegman BirdAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Andrew Roy "Andy" GibbEnglish musician of The Bee Gees
  • AndrewPrince of Yugoslavia
  • Andrew Millerbrother of actress Addy Miller
  • Andrew Christopher Brownlead singer of British band Lawson
  • Andrew CavarnoAmerican actor; twin brother Steven Cavarno
  • Andrew Barron 'Andy' MurrayScottish tennis player
  • Andrew Michael ReynoldsAmerican pro skateboarder
  • Andrew Boulton FirestoneAmerican reality TV personality ("The Bachelor")
  • Andrew HussieAmerican web comics artist
  • Andrew Eugene "Andy" PettitteAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Andrew Alexander "Andy" ColeEnglish footballer
  • Andrew Walter "Andy" ReidAmerican NFL football coach
  • Andrew ScottIrish actor
  • Andrew "Andy" John Hurleydrummer of American band Fall Out Boy
  • Andrew Austen LuckAmerican NFL football player
  • Andrew ChiChih Yao, Chinese computer scientist
  • Andrew Charles "Andy" BenesAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Andrew Alturo Fahie3rd Premier of the British Virgin Islands
  • Andrew Nicholas DuffEnglish MEP
  • Andrew Henry William BronsEnglish MEP
  • Andrew MillerAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Andrew James "AJ" EllisMiami Marlins baseball catcher
  • Andrew SusacMilwaukee Brewers baseball catcher
  • Andrew Sebastian BenintendiAmerican baseball outfielder
  • Andrew WootenGerman,American professional soccer player
  • Andrew BrownAmerican YouTuber
  • Andrew Demese GillumAmerican politician, mayor of Tallahassee, Florida
  • Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann (adopted 2011)son of actress Mariska Hargitay
  • Andrew “Andy” SambergAmerican actor and member of the Lonely Island
  • Andrew Gosden (b. 1993)14 year old British boy who went and is still currently missing from central London in 2007

Andrew in Pop Culture

  • Andrew "Drew" Torrescharacter on Degrassi: The Next Generation
  • Andrew "Andy" Clarkcharacter in movie "The Breakfast Club"
  • Andrew "Andy" Davis Jrcharacter in the Toy Story series
  • Andrew Largemancharacter in movie "Garden State"
  • Andrew "Ender" Wigginmain character in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"
  • Andrew "Andy" Botwincharacter on TV's "Weeds"
  • Andrew Baines "Andy" Bernardcharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • Andrew Maxwell "Andy" Dwyercharacter on TV's "Parks & Recreation"
  • Andrew "Andy" Shepherdcharacter in movie "The American President"
  • Andrew Paxtoncharacter in movie "The Proposal", played by Ryan Reynolds
  • Andrewangel of death on TV's "Touched by an Angel"
  • Andrewrobot in Isaac Asimov's "The Bicentennial Man" and 1999 movie
  • Andrew Ryancharacter in video game "Bioshock"
  • Andrew Filliercharacter in movie "Cyberbully"
  • Andrewcharacter in web,series "Divine"
  • Andrew "Drew" Holtcharacter on the TV series "Parenthood"
  • Andrew Neimanprotagonist of the movie "Whiplash"
  • Andrew Campbellrecurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Andrew Delucacharacter on the TV series Grey's Anatomy
  • Andrew 'Drew' Boydcharacter on 'Queer as Folk'
  • Andrew Minyardthreatening character & love interest in the 'All For The Game' series
  • Andrew "Andy" Andersoncharacter in "Life with Louie"
  • Andrewcharacter in "Sailor Moon"
  • Andrew "Dru" Francis Wakelymember of The Midnight Beast
  • Andrew Brewerbrother of Karen in The Baby,Sitters Club series
  • Andrewcharacter in "Under the Skin"

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