ANN-dree-a; AHN-dree-a; ahn-DRAY-a
Feminine variation of Andrew, Greek
"strong and manly"

Andrea Origin and Meaning

The name Andrea is a girl's name of German, English, Italian origin meaning "strong and manly".

Andrea — a feminine form of Andrew (and a male name in several European cultures) — comes with a good selection of pronunciations — ANN-dree-a, AHN-dree-a, or ahn-DRAY-a — each with a slightly different image: girl next door/slightly affected/downright mysterious

Andrea's popularity, while never huge, remained surprisingly steady for many years — until 2013, it hadn't been knocked out of the Top 100 since 1962. There have been countless featured on-screen characters named Andrea, on vehicles from the original Beverly Hills 90210 to The West Wing to The Devil Wears Prada.

Originally the Italian male form of Andrew, Andrea is found across many European cultures — for one sex or the other.

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Famous People Named Andrea

  • Andrea Lauren BowenAmerican actress
  • Andrea BakerAmerican actress
  • Andrea Jane CorrIrish singer of group The Corrs
  • Andrea RomanoAmerican voice actress
  • Andrea Desiree LewisCanadian actress
  • Andrea Nicole ParkerAmerican actress
  • Andrea Jean HallAmerican actress; twin sister Deirdre Hall
  • Andrea Laura BarberAmerican actress known for Kimmy Gibbler on "Full House" and "Fuller House"
  • Andrea Kay "Missi" PyleAmerican actress
  • Andrea Rose RussettYoutuber
  • Andrea Joy "AJ" CookCanadian actress
  • Andrea Mead CanningCanadian,American journalist
  • Andrea Rita DworkinAmerican feminist and author
  • Andrea EcheverriColombian lead singer of Aterciopelados
  • (Rebecca) Andrea ThompsonAmerican actress
  • Andrea Eva LibmanCanadian voice actress
  • Andrea MitchellAmerican TV journalist
  • Antoinette "Andrea" LeedsAmerican actress
  • Andrea KoppelAmerican TV journalist; daughter of Ted Koppel
  • Andrea JaegerAmerican tennis player
  • Andrea FeldmanAmerican actress
  • Andrea True (born Andrea Marie Truden)American adult film actress
  • Andrea ZolloAmerican lead singer of Pretty Girls Make Graves
  • Andrea "LA" Thomafiancee of American actor Grant Gustin
  • Andrea Louise RiseboroughEnglish actress
  • Andrea RamosAndorran rhythmic gymnast
  • Andrea Katinskasattractive Brazilian woman sunbathing in Central Park, NYC, along with fellow Brazilian Woman Cida Gibaldi , shown in the
  • Print Edition of the "New York Post" for Thursday June 262003, page 45

Andrea in Pop Culture

  • Andrea DoriaItalian luxury liner that sank in 1956 off Nantucket
  • Andrea Malonefrom the TV series "Crumbs"
  • Andreacharacter on "Ghost Whisperer"
  • Andrea Cantillocharacter on AMC'S "Breaking Bad"
  • Andreacharacter from AMC's "The Walking Dead," played by Laurie Holden
  • Andrea "Andie" McPheecharacter on Dawson's Creek
  • Andrea Zuckermanintellectual member of the gang on "Beverly Hills 90210"
  • Andreacharacter in Yesterday's child, by Barbara Wood
  • Andrea "Andy" Sachscharacter in the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada" played by Anne Hathaway
  • Andrea Beaumontalso known as Phantasm, character in DC Universe
  • Andreaa LEGO Friends character