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Sf. Andrei (Saint Andrew) is the patron saint of Romania. Saint Andrew/Sf. Andrei is called "The First of the Apostles". In Romania is a cave called "Pestera Sfantului Andrei/Saint Andrew's Cave". The legend said that in that cave lived Sf. Andrei/Saint Andrew when he came to upper Tracia (today Dobrogea/Romania).
asarban  3/22/2005
Andrew is Michael J. Fox's real middle name. The "J" doesn't really stand for anything. He took the J when he went into the movies after Michael J. Pollard because there was another Michael Fox registered and he dreaded being called "Michael, A Fox!"
mariej2  3/28/2005
This is my name and I like it. It will never become too old fashioned or too new fashioned.
AndrewJKD  4/5/2005
Andrew is, to me, a wonderful name. It just seems so strong and handsome (how apt, when the meaning is "strong and manly"), without being smack-you-in-the-face He-Man.
Miss Natla  6/29/2005
I think the name Andrew sounds like a warrior's name. People who don't like it are just stupid. They are generally really cool people.
Milkshake  8/10/2005
Andrew is a beautiful name. I only know one Andrew, but it is the perfect name for him. He is protective of his family, brilliantly hardwired, impeccably mannered, possesses sparklish eyes, walks like an undercover king, and has the charm of a boyish storyteller. The name lives up to him, and he lives up to the name.
The Bunny  11/2/2005
I know 16 Andrews, and although it's a great name it can get confusing. It's too overused.
Princess of Nothing  11/26/2005
Director of the Chronicles of Narnia, Andrew Adamson, bears this name. :)
Tbird  12/7/2005
This was the given name to Andy Warhol.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Another famous bearer of this name is Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves. It is spelled differently, though pronounced the same.
tambug  1/13/2006
Andrew sounds like the name of an angel. Too bad it's overused but it still does not affect its quality. :)
― Anonymous User  3/8/2006
Lol, Andrew IS the name of an angel. In that Christian sitcom "Touched by An Angel" he's the angel of death.
high_chronicles  5/23/2010
The second son of Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom bears this name: HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
This is an awesome name. It's very handsome-sounding, but it will suit anyone as long as it's a guy!
bschoer10  3/24/2006
Famous bearer is Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Former US president Andrew Jackson.
bluerhino  3/29/2006
Andrew is a strong, rugged name. It is no wonder it has remained a timeless classic and never went out of style.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Two very different Andrews: Andrew, the Angel of Death, from "Touched by an Angel" (acted by John Dye) and Andrew Dice Clay, the misogynist and so-called comedian.
breakofday  5/15/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Andrew Schwab who is lead singer of post-hardcore band Project 86 and also a writer.
gethsemane_rose  5/26/2006
I think it is a very nice name for anyone. It evokes a sense of strength and masculinity yet also evokes softness, gentleness and kindness. Classic.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
Andrew Fletcher from "Depeche Mode" is a famous bearer.
iva_toneva  6/21/2006
Two famous bearers: tennis players Andy Murray of Scotland and Andy Roddick of the USA.
reservoirdoll1987  7/1/2006
"Andrew" is a song by Bowling For Soup.
Miss Natla  7/30/2006
Famous bearer: Andrew Lloyd Webber.
rachel814  8/6/2006
Saint Andrew (Sf. Andrei in Romanian) is at least also the patron saint of Romania - as the first comment in this forum says. I think it would be nice to add this info in the description. Otherwise I'll think all the other name explanations on this website are not accurate which is maybe not true. You can check for your reference:
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― Anonymous User  8/25/2006
Andrew Sims, host and producer of the well-known Harry Potter Podcast 'Mugglecast' bear this name. And is sometimes called by avid fans, 'Gangsta-Andrew' or 'A-to the Andrew Simzz.'
Zai  8/26/2006
Despite what the popularity charts show, there isn't one Andrew in my boys classes at school and I only know of one adult with this name. I think Andrew is a handsome name. I love it.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2006
Andrew Carnegie built libraries all over the U.S.A.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2006
He is also the patron saint of the Romanian people. He is the apostle who brought Christianity to early Romanians (see Dacians & Getic tribes) in 1st century AD, on the south-eastern part of Romanian teritory (called Dobrogea).
Ventor_76  11/25/2006
I love this name so much! It's my favourite male name! It always reminds me of someone very handsome and sweet!
― Anonymous User  12/24/2006
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy is the drummer of the band. I like the name, it's very cool. I'd like a friend with this name!
Miss_Eyeliner  1/6/2007
It's my favorite male name and I absolutely hate how popular it is! I would name my son this. I like this guy named Andrew and he might not be the most "manly" guy out there, I still like him a lot. The name suits him very great except for the meaning.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2007
I think that Andrew is a nice name and not too overly-used. I only know one Andrew and he is very nice and funny with a good personality.
gym4god  2/4/2007
The only common nickname(s) for Andrew is Andy, or sometimes Drew.
bri345  2/11/2007
I don't like how popular this name is. It sounds ok, but I think every class I've ever been in at school has had at least one Andrew in it. It is a classic, I'll give it that, but I personally would not name my child this.
scarletquillraven  2/17/2007
I love Andrew! It is such an amazing and cute name. All the Andrews I know are really cute and really fast runners.
Kailey Baby Girl  2/18/2007
Awesome name! =) I only know 3 Andrews and 2 of them are in my grade. It's not very overused where I live. I love the nickname Drew for it, it's really cute. Anyways, it's a very lovely name.
minikupcake  2/24/2007
A famous bearer of the name is actor Andrew Chalmers, who plays Jack in Darcy's Wild Life.
Mitzi  3/27/2007
A famous bearer is Slovak-American director and writer Andy Warhol. Andy´s real surname is Varchola.
Karcoolka  4/14/2007
I feel that this name is a nice name and works for many guys that are out there. I would not mind naming someone this name.
bandcamp2009  5/1/2007
This name is handsome as it means man, like Charles. I like it, but it starting to get popular now, and if you like the meaning, you can pick Charles. It has the exact same meaning as this, only a different name. Of course, that's just a suggestion. You don't really have to take it.
CharlieRob  5/7/2007
Andrew is a really hard name for me. It all depends how you use it. I've found that 'Drews' tend to be a bit out-there, and keeping it at Andrew makes for a quiet, shy kid. Meanwhile I know several 'Andys', all of which are very attractive and popular people.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
My name is Andrew and personally I really like the name but I've come across a problem. The problem is that every time someone says "and," I'm alway thinking that they are calling my name. It really annoys me especially when I'm not paying attention which causes me to be very surprised. Anybody else with the name Andrew have this problem?
Blinx  5/24/2007
My brother's name was Andrew, though he died when I was a very young, so for years I never connected this name to him. Then one day I started wondering why I was so attracted to this name. I think it's pretty much my favorite name ever.
KennaIsADroid  6/13/2007
I know several Andrews that go by various forms like Andy and Drew, but also Andrew, and all of them are extremely obnoxious. It also makes me think of Andy on the US version of The Office--who is also extremely obnoxious. I have a hard time liking this name.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
I think the name Andrew is a very handsome name.
applemilk  8/29/2007
Andrew is my boyfriend's name and I love it! What annoys me though is that too many people are named Andrew, when only certain people should.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2007
Extremely popular now, but I still like it.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
Although I would never use a Biblical name for my son (assuming I ever have children), I like this name. It's a very safe choice, as it isn't trendy in the sense that it would clearly be from a certain era, and it sounds good on kids and adults alike. At least this name shouldn't lead to bullying.
slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Andrew Thompson is the other guy from the awesome band Hammock, which is sort of a shoegaze/spacerock band that creates majestic, epic, spacey soundscapes.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
The name in itself is freakin' awesome. It's totally normal & sounds very nice. My soon-to-be brother will be called this, & it will describe his personality well. I've only ever met 1 Andrew, so it is definitely not overused.
SingingDove114  5/20/2008
Famous actor, Drew Barrymore's real name is Andrew. It's obvious why SHE doesn't use it.
goalmaker88  5/29/2008
And to the person who said that Drew Barrymore's real name is Andrew: NO, it's not. Where did you even hear that? Her name's Drew.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2015
Great name. If I ever have a son I plan on calling him Andrew.
Jamie Widdall  5/31/2008
It is a simple name with worthy namesakes and a strong sound.
IronTears  6/20/2008
Number 6 for boys in 2005. I like this name, but I like the nickname Andy a little bit better.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
Famous bearer: Andrew McMahon of the bands Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin.
lawruh  9/23/2008
I love this name. It's strong and handsome. I think it's much too popular at the moment, though. I know many Andrews, but I like all of them, so the associations with this name just make me like it more.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2008
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and Ricky Low-Beer have a son Andrew Lifshitz, born at 1969 in New York City.
Emilie007  11/14/2008
The real name of the "The Butcher", drummer for The Academy Is..., is Andrew Mrotek.
Mitsukai  12/7/2008
I loathe this name because it was being excessively overused. Andrews are everywhere and you will always find two or five or more at random chosen locations.
alexa7289  1/20/2009
My mother named me Andrew after my father, Andrew, which is also my grandfather's name. So, my family is FULL of Andrews. I only hope the name gets more respect than it already has.
Seraphim89  3/10/2009
I love this name! It reminds me of a strong person.
Taydbug112  4/26/2009
Sergeant Andrew J. Carter, a main character on the 60s TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He was played by Larry Hovis.
Atarah Derek  4/26/2009
My father has this name - some people nickname him "Andy" but it really doesn't suit him. The name "Andrew" is good and fitting to his character I think, but "Andy" or "Drew" makes him sound like a completely different person. So I think that the name and its nicknames denote different personalities.
Catsafari  6/5/2009
I like this name on a boy. But I don't like the nickname Andy.
Lexi_Love14  7/6/2009
This is my name and I've always hated it. I was in my 30s before I became comfortable with it. I don't think it suits me at all. The sound is hideous, the nicknames ridiculous.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2009
I really like this name. To me, it has a strong-but-gentle connotation. My brother's name is Andrew. He hates to be called Andy or Drew.
Jennifer Kerstin  10/5/2009
Andrew Biersack (stage name Andy Sixx) is the lead singer of the band, Black Veil Brides.
YourAchillesHeel  11/29/2009
A famous bearer is Andrew Eldritch, lead singer of the group The Sisters of Mercy, born May 15, 1959. Great singer.
erb816  5/22/2010
Andrew Stanton is a director at Pixar Animation Studios. He was a writer on Toy Story, the co-director of A Bug's Life, and the director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2010
It might be a little overused, but you can't really go wrong with this name.
Chrila96  8/14/2010
I love this name, it's so masculine and ages very very well. You can easily picture a baby, kid, teenager, adult... etc with this name. I want to name my kid Andrew. I hope by the time I have kids it won't be so insanely popular.
Chrila96  10/30/2010
Andy the rag doll based off of James W. Riley's poems "The Raggedy Man" and "Orphan Annie".
Petra2014  11/4/2010
Andrew Zimmern is the host of Bizzar Foods on the Travel Channel.
Lady_Skywalker  11/6/2010
It's my baby's name and one of the most handsome male names there is. Although it's very common to most people, I felt like I was being different by giving him the name Andrew. When he goes to school, he's going to stand out among the crowd of Aidens, Cadens, and Hunters.
CAmommy  12/12/2010
My favourite male name as of yet. I love how cute and boyish it is. Very princely and simple as well.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2011
I've always really liked this name, but it's become too popular for me to use it. Not that there's anything wrong with a popular name, I just have a relatively unusual name and like being the only Colleen in class. The occasion when there was another I was extremely bothered. I can name about 12 Andrews off the top of my head.
C-Ticket  7/23/2011
I love this name. I'm pretty sure that if I ever have a second son his name will be Andrew. It would be after my dad, who was called "Andy" as a nickname for Anthony, I like Andrew better. Despite it's position on the charts it is not terribly popular as far as I can tell ( at least in my area) as I have never even heard of any Andrews under 20.
lovewn  11/30/2011
Strong, masculine name. One of my top 10 names.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Andrew VanWyngarden is the lead singer for psychedelic rock-pop band MGMT. He was born February 1, 1983.
cupcakes  6/6/2012
Andrew Oikonny is Andross' nephew in the Star Fox games. He first appeared as a member of Team Star Wolf in Star Fox 64. He later appeared as a former team member in Star Fox: Assault, although he reappeared in the 3DS remake of Star Fox 64.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2012
Love this name. Very handsome.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2012
I like Andrew. It has some cool meaning to it. Well, this name has some masculinity to it. I think of a young boy when I think of Andrew. Anyway, Andrew is a good name. I will possibly use it.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2012
British-American actor Andrew Garfield, who recently became the new "Spider-Man," is a bearer of this name.
Martha Gold  8/23/2012
Hurricane Andrew was a destructive hurricane that hit southern Florida on August 24, 1992. At the time, it was the costliest United States hurricane. By the time I posted this comment, it was the third costliest hurricane (behind Ike and Katrina).
― Anonymous User  8/25/2012
If Andrew is a translation of his name, that means his Hebrew name is Adam.
Atarah Derek  10/10/2012
This is one of those names I never get sick of hearing no matter how popular it becomes. It's a beautiful name for all ages and personalities. It sounds strong and handsome while still having a kind and gentle ring to it. Also a classic name that will never go out of style.
mrose19  12/7/2012
Irish actor Andrew Scott is a bearer of this name. He's most famous for playing Jim Moriarty in the BBC production of Sherlock.
morietris  7/29/2013
Another American president, Andrew Johnson, it's also a bearer of the name, Andrew; not just Andrew Jackson.
andrewbl  11/16/2013
This is my name... While I like the name itself and would have considered it for a son, it has become just too common. I knew about 3-4 other Andrews when I was a kid, then met a half dozen or more in college, not to mention the parents/older people who have the name, the kid ringing up your groceries, the cable guy... it's everywhere! I'm in a highly populated area and work custumer service so I see a lot of names --trust me, it's overused. According to the charts it seems to have gone down some, so we may have a reprieve in the future!
― Anonymous User  3/18/2014
Andrew is a great name. I would definitely use it. I like the nickname Andy better than Drew, though.
hattie98  4/9/2014
Not a bad name- "Drew" is a cool nickname. (:
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
The name is ok, but maybe a little 'stale' sounding. Sort of grates when you say it.
Hushpuppy  5/9/2014
I really like this name. Has a nice sound to me; I definitely think it's a name I'd consider for a son of mine.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2014
A famous bearer would be the late Andrew Wood. 1966-1990.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2015
Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, Jesus' disciple.
Andrew was instinctive, helpful and observant.
He first found his own brother and told him, we have found the messiah. In John 1:40
He also found the boy with five fishes and 2 loaves of bread with which JESUS fed the five thousand in John 12:22.
gboyefolu  5/9/2015
Um guys what about ANDY BIERSACK?
― Anonymous User  9/21/2015
Andrew is my little brother-in-law's name and it fits him perfectly! Since the first time I met him, I knew he looked just like an Andrew. It is a name he can grow into and it is a good namesake (from the Bible) and we love it so much my husband and I might name our future daughter Drew.
― Anonymous User  1/21/2016
My name is Andrew and I like it. I wouldn't say it's too common though, I only know like, one other Andrew.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2016
What about Andrew Wyeth, the famous American painter? And Andy Griffith from the Andy Griffith Shown?
Byanyothername  2/16/2016
My name is Andrew and I think it's cool and not that overused and people that think this name is stupid are idiots.
_Unique_  4/2/2016
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Andrew Blake
Andrew Brody
Andrew Chase
Andrew Cody
Andrew Colin
Andrew Connor
Andrew Corey
Andrew Dallas
Andrew Damian
Andrew Donovan
Andrew Gavin
Andrew Jeremy
Andrew Kyle
Andrew Ross
Andrew Rylan
Andrew Sebastian
Andrew Dakota
Andrew Dominic
Andrew Darren
Logan Andrew
Morgan Andrew
Jeremiah Andrew
Dominic Andrew.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "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 the only Greek translation of his real Hebrew name, which was Gavri'EL.

The meaning of Gavri'EL or Gavriel ist "My strength from God" or "The strong through God" and the Greek translation of Andrew from the Greek adjective "Andreios" is similar and equally meaning - it means "The Strong" or "The Brave" or "The Strength".
― Anonymous User  5/5/2016
I find it to be dull and boring, plus I've admittedly met a lot of entitled d-bags with this name, making me dislike it even more. The nickname Andy is cute, though.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
The name Andrew or "Andrea" is a very powerful & significant name.
All who bare this name are fortunate indeed as with it comes great strength.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2016
I actually really like this name. It sounds strong and refined, though I really dislike the nickname Andy.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2016
Andrew Stuart Murray McCall, usually known as Stuart McCall, is a football manager and former player who is the current manager of Bradford City. He made a total of 763 league games and in 40 full international matches for Scotland during his playing career.
cutenose  1/11/2017
Andrew Joseph "Andy" Cohen is an American talk show and radio host, author and producer. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show. After being head of development at Bravo for more than 10 years, Cohen resigned in November 2013. He continues to serve as an executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise.
cutenose  4/13/2017
This is one of the WORST boy names I've ever heard. It sounds like "and EW". I hate the fact that it has an 'ew' at the end. This reminds me of a disgusting, sloppy ugly boy that reeks of fish.
Katesnames15  4/20/2017
Andrew Wilson is an Australian businessman who has been the CEO of Electronic Arts since September 2013. Wilson joined EA in 2000, and worked in the company's Asian and European markets for several years before moving to EA Sports and then becoming an Executive Producer on the FIFA franchise. In August 2011 he was appointed Executive Vice President of EA Sports, and he also took on duties as Executive Vice President of the company's Origin platform in April 2013.
cutenose  5/20/2017
The description notes that it was the given name of the 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. Also note that it was the given name of the 17th POTUS, Andrew JOHNSON (b.1808-d.1875). Was the VP and successor to Abraham Lincoln after the latter's assassination. Johnson served as POTUS April 15, 1865 – March 4, 1869.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2017
This name has been in my family for at least 5 generations, including the middle name of my grandfather, father and me. I used it as my son's middle name (paired with my other grandfather's name and use the initials as his "nickname), and there is at least one other child in the family with the name. I would encourage and hope my son will continue this one day.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2017
St. Andrews cross or the saltire is an X shaped design you see on many different flags such as the State flag of Alabama, the State flag of Florida, the Scottish flag, the British flag, the Confederate battle flag, the Cross of St. Peters (Ireland) to name a few. It's a very commonly used design on flags.
CallMeGrim  6/15/2017
Andrew Cunanan was one of the worst serial killers in modern American history who took the lives of at least five people, including that of famous fashion designer Gianni Versace.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
Andrew is such an Asian name from my experience, that I can't picture other races with this name.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
It is the best name ever. Anyone that doesn't like it sucks.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2017
I think Andrew is a wonderful name, but I'm biased - I'm in love with an Andrew!
― Anonymous User  12/2/2017
What a cute name! However, I despise its nicknames. Andy is too common and immature while Drew is just ugly (sorry). I picture a cute, young, and lively boy with this name. It was also a devastating hurricane that hit Florida in 1992. But unlike other names, I knew this name before I got interested in hurricanes.
XYKLONE  12/5/2017
Andrew is the name of my uncle, who gives me free money often. And who doesn't like free money? Overall this name is good, but I'd personally just use this as a middle name.
MarioDM02  2/15/2018
Andrew is a very handsome name, and it has nice nicknames like Andy and Drew.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018

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