Andrei Name Meaning & Origin

Andrei

Pronunciation: AHN-dray (key)

Origin of the name Andre:

Derived from the Greek andreios (manly)..

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In english - Andy (I don't like it quit using it back in the 80's, it's ok when you're a kid and your schoolmates/pals can't pronounce your name right.) Also Drei.

"Andre the giant" pops up from time to time (after the famous wrestler) as an endearing pet name ever since he became known in the 70's, it's a good natured laugh, since compared to the original Giant, I am tiny in contrast.

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Famous real-life people named Andrei

Andrei Sakharov, was an eminent Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Sakharov was an advocate of civil liberties and reforms in the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975.
Andrei Codrescu, Romania-born author, poet and radio commentator.
Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet and Russian filmmaker.
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian-American professional basketball small forward for the Utah Jazz.
Andrei Markov, Russian-born Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.
Andrei Platonov, Soviet author.

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