The name Andrea is a girl's name of German, English, Italian origin meaning "strong and manly". Andrea is ranked #134 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".
From the experts:
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 exotic
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 gender or the other.
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