Andrew is the English form of a given name common in many countries.
In the 1990s, it was among the top ten most popular names given to
boys in English-speaking countries. In Italian, the equivalent to
"Andrew" is "Andrea", though "Andrea" is feminine in most other
languages. "Andrew" is frequently shortened to "Andy" or "Drew". The
word is derived from the Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas, itself
related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man"
(as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence,
"strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the
Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.
1.4 United States
2 Variants by language
3 Notable people named Andrew
3.1 Saint Andrew
3.2 Kings Andrew
3.3 Dukes Andrew
3.4 Princes Andrew
3.5 United States politics
3.6 Business, culture, science, and sport
3.8 In fiction
4 See also
In 2000, the name
Andrew was the second most popular name in
Australia. In 1999, it was the 19th most common name, while in
1940, it was the 31st most common name.
Andrew was the first most
popular name given to boys in the Northern Territory in 2003 to 2015
and continuing. In Victoria,
Andrew was the first most popular name
for a boy in the 1970s.
Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in
Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British
Columbia in 2004, the 17th most popular name in 2003, and the
19th most popular name in 2002. In 2001, it was the 18th most
common name. From 1999 – 2003,
Andrew was the sixth most often
chosen name for a boy.
In the United Kingdom in 1974,
Andrew was the fourth most common name
for a boy among infants, and it was third in 1964.
In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second
most common name given to boys of the 1990s.
England & Wales
The eleventh most common baby name in 2006,
Andrew was among the
ten most popular names for male infants in 2005.
Andrew was the
sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004. In 2002 and
Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United
States. In the 1980s,
Andrew was the 19th most popular
choice of baby name in the United States. In the 1970s it was the
31st most popular name. From the 1960s stretching back at least as
far as the 1880s,
Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in
Variants by language
Andria: Georgian, masculine
Aindreas or Anndra: Scottish Gaelic, masculine
Aindréas, Aindriú, Aindreas: Irish Gaelic, masculine
Anaru: Maori, masculine
Andra: Scots, masculine
Ander: Basque, masculine
Anders: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, masculine
András, Endre: Hungarian, masculine
Prekmurje dialect of Slovene, masculine
Andraž: Slovene, masculine
André or Andre: French and Portuguese, masculine
Andrea: Albanian, Italian, masculine; Croatian, Czech, Danish,
English, Finnish, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Macedonian,
Norwegian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, feminine
Andreas: Armenian, Cypriot Greek, Danish, German, Greek, Latin,
Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, Welsh, masculine
Andreu: Catalan, masculine
Andreea: Romanian, feminine
Andrée: French, feminine
Andrees: Older Dutch and seldom used Afrikaans, masculine
Andrei: Moldovan, Romanian, Belarusian, Russian, masculine
Andreia: Portuguese, feminine
Andreina: Italian, feminine
Andris: Latvian, masculine
Andrei: Romanian, masculine
Andrej: Belarusian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene,
Andrey: Russian and Bulgarian, masculine (Cyrillic and thus often
alternatively transliterated as
Andrei for both)
Andreja: Macedonian, masculine; Croatian, Slovene, feminine
Andreo: Spanish, masculine
Andres: Estonian, masculine
Andrés: Icelandic, Spanish, masculine
Andreu: Catalan, masculine
Andrew: English, masculine
Andric: English, masculine
Andries: Dutch and Afrikaans, masculine
Andri: Icelandic, masculine
Andrii: Ukrainian, masculine
Andrija: Croatian and Serbian, masculine
Andrijana: Macedonian, Serbian, feminine
Andris or Andrejs: Latvian, masculine
Aindriú: Gaeilge, masculine
Andrius: Lithuanian, masculine
Andriy: Ukrainian, masculine
Andrzej or Jędrzej: Polish, masculine
Andrzeja: Polish, feminine; obsolete
Antti: Finnish, masculine
Ondřej: Czech, masculine
Ondrej: Slovak, masculine
Andrij: Ukrainian, masculine
Indrì or Andrija: Maltese, masculine
In Albanian: Andrea, Andreu, André, Ndré, Ndreu, Andër, Andërs,
アンデルー: Japanese, masculine
Mandarin Chinese (simplified), masculine
Mandarin Chinese (traditional), masculine
أندرو: Arabic, masculine
For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms
Notable people named Andrew
In the Christian Bible, Saint
Andrew was the earliest disciple of
Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.
Other saints named
Andrew of Trier
Andrew of Trier (d. 235), Bishop of Trier
Andrew of Crete, an 8th-century archbishop, theologian,
homilist, and hymnographer
Andrew of Crete
Andrew of Crete (martyr)
Andrew of Constantinople
Andrew Dung-Lac An Tran,
Andrew Thong Kim Nguyen,
Van Tram, and
Andrew Tuong of the Vietnamese Martyrs
Andrew Kim Taegon
Andrew Kim Taegon of the Korean Martyrs
Andrew I of Hungary
Andrew II of Hungary
Andrew III of Hungary
Andrius Algirdaitis (1325–1399), first son of Algirdas
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960–), second son of Elizabeth II
Greece and Denmark (1882–1944), the
aforementioned's paternal grandfather and namesake
Edward VIII (1894–1972) bore the name Andrew
Prince William of Gloucester
Prince William of Gloucester (1941–1972), grandson of George V, was
United States politics
Andrew Cuomo (56th Governor of New York)
Andrew Gillum (125th Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida)
Andrew Jackson (7th President of the United States of America)
Andrew Johnson (17th President of the United States of America)
Business, culture, science, and sport
Andrew Abercromby – Scottish biomedical engineer and aquanaut
Andrew Bayes – American football player
Andy Biersack – lead vocalist of American rock band Black Veil
Andrew Bird – American musician
Andrew Bloom – American Olympic shot putter
Andrew Bogut – basketball player
Andrew Brunette – ice hockey player
Andrew Buckley – field hockey player
Andrew Bynum – basketball player
Andrew Carnegie – steel magnate and philanthropist
Andrew Craig - keyboardist for The Nightrain
Andrew "Dice" Clay – comedian
Andrew Dost – Guitarist
Andrew Clayton – freestyle swimmer
Andrew Cole – footballer
Andrew Davies – screenwriter
Andy Dawson (born 1978) – English footballer
Andy Dawson (born 1979) – English footballer
Andrew De Silva (born 1974) - Sri Lankan Australian rock vocalist
Andrew Digby an astronomer and ecologist whose work focusses on
researching and conserving New Zealand's endangered endemic birds.
Andrew J. Feustel
Andrew J. Feustel – American astronaut
Andrew Flintoff – cricketer
Andrew Rube Foster
Andrew Rube Foster – Hall of Fame manager for baseball's Negro
Andrew Friedman - American, baseball general manager
Andrew Garfield – actor
Andrew Gaze – basketball player
Andy Gibb (
Andrew Roy Gibb) – pop singer and composer
Andrew Graham-Dixon – art historian and broadcaster
Andy Griffith – actor/singer/comedian
Andrew Grove - businessman/engineer/author and a science pioneer
Andrew Hastie – field hockey player
Andrew Hussie - an artist at MSPAINTADVENTURES
Andrew Huxley – physiologist
Andrew Jacobs – New York Times journalist, and documentary film
director and producer
Andrew Jacobson - Major League Soccer player
Andrew Jayamanne - Sri Lankan film director
Andrew Johns – rugby league player
Andrew Johnson – footballer
Andrew Johnston – actor
Andy Kaufman – comedian
Andrew Knott – English actor
Andrew Ladd – ice hockey player
Andrew Laine - American engineer
Andrew Lang – man of letters
Andrew Lee Potts
Andrew Lee Potts – actor/director
Andrej Lemanis – Australian basketball coach
Andrew Lincoln – British actor
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber – composer and impresario
Andrew Lorraine – American baseball player
Andrew Luck – American football player
Andrej Mangold – German basketball player
Andrew Marr – broadcaster
Andrew Marvell – poet
Andrew McCullough – Australian Rugby League player
Andrew McCutchen – baseball player
Andrew Mehrtens – rugby union player
Andrew Mellon – American businessman, philanthropist and politician
Andrew Murray – tennis player
Andrew Neil – political journalist and broadcaster
Andrew O'Keefe, Australian TV personality
Andrew Provence – American football player
Andrew Raycroft – ice hockey player
Andy Richter – actor/writer/comedian
Andrew Ridgeley – English musician, George Michael's partner in
Andrew Robinson – water polo player
Andrew Sabiston, Canadian voice actor
Andrew Sachs – character actor
Andrew Sega – American musician
Andrew "Andy" Shernoff – songwriter/guitarist for the pre-punk band
Andrew Shue – American actor
Andrew Stahl – television and film actor
Andrew Stanton – "Pixar" producer, director, voice actor, and
Andrew Stevovich - American visual artist
Andrew Stockdale – guitarist and singer of Wolfmother
Andrew Symonds – cricketer
Andrew Tanenbaum – Computer Scientist
Andrew Timlin – field hockey player
Andrew Toney – basketball player
Andy Van Slyke
Andy Van Slyke – baseball player
Andrew VanWyngarden – musician
Andrew W.K. – singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer,
and motivational speaker
Andrew Wagner – American film director
Andrew Walter – American football player
Andy Warhol – famous Pop artist
Andrew Wiles – British mathematician, proved Fermat's Last Theorem
Andrew Wiggins – Canadian basketball player
Andrew Wood – singer for grunge band Mother Love Bone
Andrew Wyeth – American visual artist
Andrew Kumarage - 3rd Anglican Bishop of Kurunegala
Andrew, angel of death from Touched by an Angel
Andrew, robot from Isaac Asimov's 1976 novella The Bicentennial Man
and its 1999 film adaptation
Andy Botwin from the TV series Weeds
Andy Bernard from the TV series The Office
Andy Davis, character from Disney Pixar's
Toy Story and its sequels
Andy Dufresne, from the
Stephen King novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank
Redemption and the film adaption The Shawshank Redemption
Andrew Ryan from the video game BioShock
Drew Torres, from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Andrew Wiggin aka Ender Wiggin, the title character from Orson Scott
Card's famous science fiction novel Ender's Game
Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky, central character in Leo Tolstoy's
novel War and Peace
Andy Dwyer, a character from the TV series Parks and Recreation
Andrew Fillier, a character in the film Cyberbully
All pages beginning with "Andrew"
All pages beginning with "Andy"
All pages beginning with "Drew"
Andy (given name)
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