Andrew

Andrew
Andreas San Giovanni in Laterano 2006-09-07.jpg
Pronunciation /
Gender Male
Name day November 30
Origin
Word/name Greek
Meaning manly and strong [1] [2]
Region of origin Greece
Other names
See also Ander, Anders, Andy, Andre, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrej, Andres, Drew

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. [3] 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, [4] 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]

Popularity

Australia

In 2000, the name Andrew was the second most popular name in Australia. [6] In 1999, it was the 19th most common name, [7] while in 1940, it was the 31st most common name. [8] Andrew was the first most popular name given to boys in the Northern Territory in 2003 to 2015 and continuing. [9] In Victoria, Andrew was the first most popular name for a boy in the 1970s. [10]

Canada

Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in 2005. [11] Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British Columbia in 2004, [12] the 17th most popular name in 2003, [13] and the 19th most popular name in 2002. [14] In 2001, it was the 18th most common name. [15] From 1999 – 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy. [16]

Europe

In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth most common name for a boy among infants, and it was third in 1964. [17]

In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second most common name given to boys of the 1990s. [18]

Year England & Wales Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Norway
2007 99th [19] * * * *
2006 97th [20] * * * 6th [21]
2005 86th [22] 39th [23] * 16th [24] 8th
2004 80th [25] 32nd [26] * 16th [27] 4th
2003 74th [28] 36th [29] * 17th [30] 4th
2002 63rd [31] 41st [32] * 17th [33] 5th
2001 56th [34] 37th [35] * 7th [36] 4th
2000 53rd [37] 31st [38] * 6th [39] 7th
1999 46th [40] 28th [41] * 7th [42] 4th
1998 40th [43] 23rd [44] * 8th [45] 5th
1997 * * * * 1st
1996 * * * * 3rd
1995 * * 6th [46] * 2nd

United States

The eleventh most common baby name in 2006, [47] Andrew was among the ten most popular names for male infants in 2005. [48] Andrew was the sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004. [49] In 2002 and 2001, Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United States. [50] [51] [52] In the 1980s, Andrew was the 19th most popular choice of baby name in the United States. [53] In the 1970s it was the 31st most popular name. [54] From the 1960s stretching back at least as far as the 1880s, Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in America. [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63]

Other Languages
العربية: أندرو (اسم)
euskara: Andrew
Malagasy: Andrew
Nederlands: Andrew (voornaam)
norsk: Andrew
polski: Jędrzej
Simple English: Andrew
中文: 安德鲁