Andrew Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: AN-droo (key)

Origin of the name Andrew:

Derived from the Greek andreios (manly). The name is borne by one of the apostles. He was a fisherman, a brother of Simon Peter, a disciple of John the Baptist, and the first disciple of Jesus.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andrés, Andy, Drew

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Comments and insights on the name Andrew

Andrew and Warden are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Nice solid and classic name.
This is a great masculine name with many good nicknames to choose from.

Personal experiences with the name Andrew

My brothers name is Andrew. He is strong, and liked by many. He is also quick to react when he sees someone in trouble.

Andrew is a great, strong, classic name, and Andy is a good playful name. I'm glad my parents named my little brother Andrew! It fits him perfectly.

I work with an Andrew. He is an amazing person. Funny; always likes to joke. He is a loyal friend and honestly one of the best managers I've ever worked with. He is a very hard worker. I've never seen anyone be so dedicated to their job before.

Andrew is my brother (born in 1984). He never fails to impress me every day. He has become an amazing, intelligent, witty, handsome, and well-rounded man. I am so proud of him!

I have a good friend named Andy and he's so awesome. He's hilarious and makes me laugh all the time. I love it. He's also super smart and is going to be so successful. He is such a nice guy and is a pretty rare find. I'm really glad I got to know him.

I have an 8-month old baby named Andrew, and we call him Drew. He is a super-happy baby that loves to smile, laugh, chuckle, and growl. He is our delight.

My husband's name is Andrew, but he's always gone by Andy. I think its a great name, though a bit popular.

My husband is Andrew, called Andy. It fits him to a 'T'. Funny, handsome, and smart.

We named our son Andrew, and we call him Andy. He'll be two in March, and he's so adorable.

As I was expecting, I asked my husband on what to call our child if he were a boy and we both said at the same time 'Andrew'. It was quite ironic how much we both loved the name without realising or without discussing this before. When our beautiful boy was born, without a question or change of mind, we proudly called him Andrew and we both love that name to this very day.

My 9 year old (born in 2006) little brother is smart and fun. I like his biblical name.

I have a cousin named Andrew and a friend named Andrew.

I am friends with a boy named Andrew O'Doherty. He calls himself Andy, and it is so cute! He is very intelligent and handsome, and he never fails to pick me up when I'm getting down.

Andrew is my 9 year old son's name, he is extremely intelligent, and has a heart of gold. Extremely selfless, and mature.

Nicknames for Andrew

Andy, Drew, Andre, Rew, Andrea

Meanings and history of the name Andrew

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Russia
Greek for manly or love

Famous real-life people named Andrew

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Andrew Jackson - 7th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the United States
Andrew McCarthy, American actor
Andrew Garfield - American-English actor
Andrew Wilkes-Krier (W.K.) - American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, music producer, TV host, radio personality, and motivational speaker
Andrew Carnegie - American industrialist
Andrew Cunanan, serial killer
Andrew Wyeth - American artist
Andrew "Andy" Biersack, lead singer/founder of the band Black Veil Brides
Andrew "Andy" Glass, bassist for the band We Came As Romans
Drew Brees, American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
Andrew Hussie - creator of Homestuck
Andrew John "Andy" Hurley, vegan straight-edge drummer for the band Fall Out Boy.
Andrew Chapo - prison breaker
Andrew Harrison-American basketball player
Brother Andrew from God's Smuggler
Andrew Smith, YA novelist
Andrew "Andy" Warhol - American artist
Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann (b. 2011), son of American actress Mariska Hargitay

Andrew in song, story & screen

Raggedy Andy

Amos & Andy

Andy, the little boy in Disney's Toy Story.

Andrews Airbase, outside of Washington D.C., is the home base of Air Force One.

Hurricane Andrew was one of the worst hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S.

Andrew was the first disciple recruited by Jesus Christ in the New Testament.

Andy Bernard on The Office.

Andy Pandy, UK TV show (& character).

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