Andreas San Giovanni in Laterano 2006-09-07.jpg
Name dayNovember 30
Meaningmanly and strong[1][2]
Region of originGreece
Other names
See alsoAnder, 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]



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]


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]


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 Poland
2007 99th[19] * * * * 19th
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 10th
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