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Gender: Male Meaning of Drew: "strong and manly" Origin of Drew: Diminutive of Andrew Drew's Popularity in 2017: #454

The name Drew is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "strong and manly". Drew is ranked #454 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Drew, which projects a polished, somewhat intellectual impression, is rapidly becoming the Andrew nickname of choice, replacing the past favorite, Andy. It is fully capable of standing on its own, which it has for many decades, non-stop since 1942.

There have been Drews in several iconic movies, such as Deliverance and Steel Magnolias and on TV in Parenthood and Everybody Hates Chris. High-profile Drews include Superbowl-winning Brees, comedian Carey, and singer-songwriter Lachey. Drew Barrymore brought it over to the girls' side, but it has never ranked very high there.

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Famous People Named Drew

Andrew Allison "Drew" Carey, American actor and TV host
Drew Christopher Brees, American NFL player
Drew Moor, American soccer player
(David) Drew Pinsky aka Dr. Drew, American physician and TV personality
Drew McQueen Bledsoe, American football player
Andrew "Drew" Miller, American hockey player
Andrew Alan "Drew" Fuller, American actor
Andrew "Drew" Roy, American actor
Andrew John "Drew" Lachey, American singer
Drew Tilanus Dirksen, lead guitarist in American band The Tide
Andrew McLean "Drew" Galloway IV, Scottish pro wrestler
Andrew Michael "Drew" Parks, American rapper
Andrew Alfred "Drew" Scott, American realtor and TV personality of "Property Brothers"; twin brother Jonathan Silver Scott
Drew Chadwick, American singer of group Emblem3
Drew Monson, American youtuber

Pop Culture References for the name Drew

Andrew "Drew" Kirk, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Drew Pickles, character in animated series "Rugrats"
Drew, character from the Pokemon anime
Drew Misham, character in video game "Ace Attorney"
Drew, character on the TV show "Quantico"
Andrew "Drew" Torres, character from the TV series "Degrassi"
Drew Theodore P. Lipsky aka Dr. Drakken, character on animated series "Kim Possible"
Drew, boy mentioned in "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift

Andy, Dro, Dru, Drue