Gender: Male Meaning of Andreas: "strong and manly" Origin of Andreas: Original New Testament Greek variation of Andrew

Andreas Origin and Meaning

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

Andreas is a beautiful name, with the patina of an Old Master painting, one that could make an exotic namesake for an Uncle Andrew.

In Europe, Andreas is currently in the Top 20 in Norway, and is also popular in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

Some other international variations of Andrew you might want to consider--Andre, Andrei, Andres, Andrea and Anders.

Notable namesakes include photographer Andreas Feininger. One not so pleasant association: the San Andreas fault line in California.

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BaltyToth Says:


Love this name!

srudolph Says:


This is my dad's name. The only problems he's ever had with it are in an anglophone culture, where people aren't sure how to spell it ("Think Andrea with an S at the end") and their pronunciation isn't much better. He usually goes by Andy unless he's with German family.

Dina Tirro Says:


I named my son Andréas back in 2010, and have always gotten compliments on how original it was, let me tell you even at his young age he definitely fits his name definition lol. I really hope people don't start naming their children after him lol, I kinda like the fact that no one else around has his name, it makes it special and unique just like my son.❤

oliviamcdonald Says:


Please don't become popular! Great name!