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Gender: Male Meaning of Drew: "strong and manly" Origin of Drew: Diminutive of Andrew Drew's Popularity in 2018: #461

The name Drew is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "strong and manly". Drew is ranked #461 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop you least favourite (girls with middles)".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Drew

Andy, Dru, Dro, Drue

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Yessica Says:


Maybe start with Andrew and give the nickname Drew...?