ANDREW
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AN-droo (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος (andros) "of a man"). In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.

This name has been common (in various spellings) throughout the Christian world, and it became very popular in the Middle Ages. Saint Andrew is regarded as the patron of Scotland, Russia, Greece and Romania. The name has been borne by three kings of Hungary, American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), and, more recently, English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-).

Related Names
VARIANT: Andre (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Andie, Andy, Drew (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Andi, Andie, Andra, Andrea, Andy, Drea, Andrina, Malandra (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Andre, Deandre (African American), Andreas (Ancient Greek), Ander (Basque), Andreas (Biblical Greek), Andreas (Biblical Latin), Andrei, Andrey (Bulgarian), Andreu (Catalan), Andria (Corsican), Andrej, Andrija, Andro (Croatian), Andrej, Ondřej (Czech), Anders, Andreas (Danish), Andreas, Andries (Dutch), Andres, Andrus (Estonian), Antero, Antti, Tero (Finnish), André (French), Andria, Andro (Georgian), Andreas (German), Andreas (Greek), Andor, András, Endre, Andris, Bandi (Hungarian), Aindréas, Aindriú (Irish), Andrea (Italian), Andrejs, Andris (Latvian), Andrius (Lithuanian), Andrej (Macedonian), Anaru (Maori), Anders, Andreas (Norwegian), Andrzej, Jędrzej (Polish), André (Portuguese), Andrei (Romanian), Andrei, Andrey (Russian), Ándaras (Sami), Aindrea, Dand (Scottish), Andrej, Andrija (Serbian), Andrej, Ondrej (Slovak), Andraž, Andrej (Slovene), Andrés (Spanish), Anders, Andreas (Swedish), Andriy (Ukrainian), Andreas, Andras (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #22 
England/Wales  ranked #153 
Canada (BC)  ranked #50 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #80 
France  - 
Ireland  ranked #60 
New Zealand  ranked #75 
Northern Ireland  ranked #99 
Scotland  ranked #44