Diminutive of Andrew
"strong and manly"

Drew Origin and Meaning

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

Drew, which projects a polished, somewhat intellectual impression, is rapidly becoming the Andrew nickname of choice, replacing the past favorite, Andy. It is fully capable of standing on its own, which it has for many decades, non-stop since 1942.

There have been Drews in several iconic movies, such as Deliverance and Steel Magnolias and on TV in Parenthood and Everybody Hates Chris. High-profile Drews include Superbowl-winning Brees, comedian Carey, and singer-songwriter Lachey. Drew Barrymore brought it over to the girls' side, but it has never ranked very high there.

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Famous People Named Drew

  • Andrew Allison "Drew" CareyAmerican actor and TV host
  • Drew Christopher BreesAmerican NFL player
  • Drew MoorAmerican soccer player
  • (David) Drew Pinsky aka Dr. DrewAmerican physician and TV personality
  • Drew McQueen BledsoeAmerican football player
  • Andrew "Drew" MillerAmerican hockey player
  • Andrew Alan "Drew" FullerAmerican actor
  • Andrew "Drew" RoyAmerican actor
  • Andrew John "Drew" LacheyAmerican singer
  • Drew Tilanus Dirksenlead guitarist in American band The Tide
  • Andrew McLean "Drew" Galloway IVScottish pro wrestler
  • Andrew Michael "Drew" ParksAmerican rapper
  • Andrew Alfred "Drew" ScottAmerican realtor and TV personality of "Property Brothers"; twin brother Jonathan Silver Scott
  • Drew ChadwickAmerican singer of group Emblem3
  • Drew GoodenAmerican YouTuber and Vine comedian
  • Drew MonsonAmerican youtuber

Drew in Pop Culture

  • Drew Wucharacter on Grimm
  • Andrew "Drew" Kirkcharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Drew Picklescharacter in animated series "Rugrats"
  • Drewcharacter from the Pokemon anime
  • Drew Mishamcharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Drewcharacter on the TV show "Quantico"
  • Andrew "Drew" Torrescharacter from the TV series "Degrassi"
  • Drew Theodore P. Lipsky aka Dr. Drakkencharacter on animated series "Kim Possible"
  • Drewboy mentioned in "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift

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