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Gender: Male Meaning of Andrew: "strong and manly" Origin of Andrew: Greek Andrew's Popularity in 2017: #40

The name Andrew is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "strong and manly". Andrew is ranked #40 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John. And there's a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, while Drew adds to its sophistication.

Though it has slipped a bit -- dropping out of the Top 20 in 2013 -- Andrew was firmly in the Top 10 for more than two recent decades. And in one Harvard research study by sociologist Stanley Liberson, it was the leading boys' name chosen by highly educated parents.

In the New Testament, Andrew was one of the twelve apostles and the first disciple to be called by Jesus. Although the origins of the name are Greek, Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia, as well as Greece. It has associations with two of America's most famous artists, Wyeth and Warhol.

Andrew also has several appealing foreign manifestations that are sometimes used in the U.S., including Andre (French), Andrei (Russian), Andres (Spanish), Andrea (Italian), Andreas (German, Dutch and Greek) and Anders (Norwegian and Swedish).

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Famous People Named Andrew

Saint Andrew the Apostle
Andrew I-III, Kings of Hungary
Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. president
Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president
Andrew Albert Christian Edward, Prince of the United Kingdom, Duke of York
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist
Andrew William Mellon, American banker, industrialist and ambassador
Andrew James Breitbart, American entrepreneur, conservative commentator
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer
Andrew Scott Zimmern, American celebrity chef and TV personality
Andrew Russell Garfield, American-British actor
Andrew Lincoln (born Andrew James Clutterbuck), English actor
Andrew Newell Wyeth, American painter
Andrew "Andy" Warhol, American pop artist
Andrew Mark Cuomo, American politician, 56th governor of New York
Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark, father of Britain's Prince Philip
Andrew W.K. (born Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier), American musician
Andrew Schmucker, Amish man on TV's "Breaking Amish: LA"
Andrew Scott Rannells, American actor
Andrew James Stewart Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
Andrew Poje, Canadian ice dancer
Andrew Clement "Andy" Serkis, English motion-capture actor
Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick, American actor/comedian
Andrew Eppley Shue, American actor
Andrew Dennis Biersack, lead singer of American rock band Black Veil Brides
Andrew James "Andy" Lawrence, American actor
Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter, American actor/comedian
Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman, American comedian
Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian
Andrew Wegman Bird, American singer-songwriter
Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb, English musician of The Bee Gees
Andrew, Prince of Yugoslavia
Andrew Miller, brother of actress Addy Miller
Andrew Christopher Brown, lead singer of British band Lawson
Andrew Cavarno, American actor; twin brother Steven Cavarno
Andrew Barron 'Andy' Murray, Scottish tennis player
Andrew Michael Reynolds, American pro skateboarder
Andrew Boulton Firestone, American reality TV personality ("The Bachelor")
Andrew Hussie, American web comics artist
Andrew Eugene "Andy" Pettitte, American baseball pitcher
Andrew Alexander "Andy" Cole, English footballer
Andrew Walter "Andy" Reid, American NFL football coach
Andrew Scott, Irish actor
Andrew "Andy" John Hurley, drummer of American band Fall Out Boy
Andrew Austen Luck, American NFL football player
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Chinese computer scientist
Andrew Charles "Andy" Benes, American baseball pitcher
Andrew Nicholas Duff, English MEP
Andrew Henry William Brons, English MEP
Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians baseball pitcher
Andrew James "AJ" Ellis, Miami Marlins baseball catcher
Andrew Susac, Milwaukee Brewers baseball catcher
Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann (adopted 2011), son of American actress Mariska Hargitay
Andrew Sebastian Benintendi, Boston Red Sox baseball outfielder
Andrew Wooten, German-American professional soccer player
Andrew Brown, American YouTuber
Andrew Siwicki, Cameraman for YouTuber Shane "Dawson" Yaw
Andrew Demese Gillum, American politician, mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, since 2014

Pop Culture References for the name Andrew

Andrew "Drew" Torres, character on Degrassi: The Next Generation
Andrew "Andy" Clark, character in movie "The Breakfast Club"
Andrew "Andy" Davis Jr, character in the Toy Story series
Andrew Largeman, character in movie "Garden State"
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, main character in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"
Andrew "Andy" Botwin, character on TV's "Weeds"
Andrew Baines "Andy" Bernard, character on TV's "The Office"
Andrew Maxwell "Andy" Dwyer, character on TV's "Parks & Recreation"
Andrew "Andy" Shepherd, character in movie "The American President"
Andrew Paxton, character in movie "The Proposal", played by Ryan Reynolds
Andrew, angel of death on TV's "Touched by an Angel"
Andrew, robot in Isaac Asimov's "The Bicentennial Man" and 1999 movie
Andrew Ryan, character in video game "Bioshock"
Andrew Fillier, character in movie "Cyberbully"
Andrew, character in web-series "Divine"
Andrew "Drew" Holt, character on the TV series "Parenthood"
Andrew Neiman, protagonist of the movie "Whiplash"
Andrew Campbell, recurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Andrew Deluca, character on the TV series Grey's Anatomy
Andrew 'Drew' Boyd, character on 'Queer as Folk'
Andrew Minyard, threatening character & love interest in the 'All For The Game' series
Andrew "Andy" Anderson, character in "Life with Louie"
Andrew, character in "Sailor Moon"
Andrew "Dru" Francis Wakely, member of The Midnight Beast
Andrew Brewer, brother of Karen in The Baby-Sitters Club series
Andrew, character in "Under the Skin"

Andy, Drew