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 for boys in English-speaking countries.[4] 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.[5]



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 boys name 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.[14]


Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in 2005.[15] Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British Columbia in 2004,[16] the 17th most popular name in 2003,[17] and the 19th most popular name in 2002.[18] In 2001, it was the 18th most common name.[19] From 1999 – 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy.[20]


In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth most common boy's name among infants, and it was third in 1964.[21]

In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second most common boy's name of the 1990s.[22]

YearEngland & WalesIrelandNorthern IrelandScotlandNorway

United States

The eleventh most common baby name in 2006,[51] Andrew was among the ten most popular names for male infants in 2005.[52] Andrew was the sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004.[53] In 2002 and 2001, Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United States.[54][55][56] In the 1980s, Andrew was the 19th most popular choice of baby name in the United States.[57] In the 1970s it was the 31st most popular name.[58] From the 1960s stretching back at least as far as the 1880s, Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in America.[59][60][61][62][63]

Andrew variants

For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms

Notable Andrews

Saint Andrew

In the Christian Bible, Saint Andrew was the earliest disciple of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.

Other saints named Andrew include:

Kings Andrew

Dukes Andrew

Princes Andrew

United States Presidents

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