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

The name Andreas is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "strong and manly". Andreas and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Andreas

Andreas Vesalius, Belgian anatomist
Andreas Papandreou, former prime minister of Greece
Andreas Seppi, Italian tennis player
Andreas Beck, German tennis player
Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austrian tennis player
Andreas Siljeström, Swedish tennis player
Andreas Vinciguerra, Swedish tennis player
Andreas Michálek (b. 2012), son of Zbyněk Michálek
Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot who deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, killing everyone on board
Andreas Bourani, popular German singer

Pop Culture References for the name Andreas

GTA San Andreas, PS2 video game
Andreas Wiik, character from The dung-beetle flies at dusk, by Maria Gripe