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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Manly

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Andrew

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Andrew in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Andrew:

  • Records indicate that 1,230,649 boys in the United States have been named Andrew since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1987, when 36,172 people in the U.S. were given the name Andrew. Those people are now 33 years old.

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    Comments about the name Andrew

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      33 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Andrew. It's a strong name but would prefer not to name my son the same name. I can't stand being called Andy!!! I don't completely hate "Drew" but would rather just be called my full name: Andrew." Aug. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "When Anders arrived, it sounded like it ended in a sound that already existed for the Celtic peoples; it sounded a lot like "Druce" which means "druid or wise". Anders would later morph into Andrew. Love that there's some druid in Andrew." Aug. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Andrew and I have no complaints at all except the nicknames which just annoy the heck out of me. The name means Manly, strong, and a warrior. How can you go wrong. The only downside was in high school when in my one class there was four Andrews. So we all got called by our last names which I was referred to by anyway because all my teachers were my football coaches and they dont believe in using first names lol" May. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son in two months will have the middle name Andrew. really like the name. Samson Andrew M. His initials will spell his possible nickname..sweet!" Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Andrew is my boyfriends name and I love it. He usually goes by AJ [his first and middle initials] but I prefer Andrew. He means strong and manly, and that is exactly who he is to me. If we have a son, I would love for the name to be carried on through him." Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "its amazing/ its my bf's name i call him kanga-DREW which i think is awesome" Mar. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love like love love a person named this so of course i love it" Sep. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, it fits the plates on my car well and there are millions of nicknames that you can come up with also. i dont really mind half of them even though some are completely stupid. haha but it gives me certain qualities with my friends and i know who is emailing me or calling me by the name they call me :)" Aug. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Andrew and really like it. It's ageless and timeless, and grows well with you. I'm not a fan of Andy or Drew but that is your choice. The name means manly so that's really cool too. My last name means clay worker, so hey I'm a manly clay worker :D" Aug. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a child I found this name a little hard to say. I've always been called Andrew, never Andy; however, in high school close friends called me Drew, which was nice since I'm an artist and like to draw. I'm always happy to meet other Andrews too since it isn't so common at least in my age group." Jul. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Andrew is my name, and its done pretty well for the first 19 years, lets see how the next 19 go. It was my great grandfathers name and I bare it proudly. As for nicknames I am normally not called Andy or Drew but i'm open to them. It's not a name I liked as a child, but it seems to grow on you as you get older." Jul. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "critical is reallly cute ! lemme tell ya somethinggg , he cracks meh ^ all the time . btw he a part of the plannn ! ohhyeahh bbby . ilh <3 :D" Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love the name Andrew. It is my son's name and also my father's name. It has such a solid sound to it." Feb. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Andrew means Strong and manly. Who wouldn't want such a description? I'm made in the image of God (manly) and I'm strong as well which I think implies strength in that manliness. Nobody ever mispronounces my name. Well, the first one at least. The correct way to say it is exactly how it is spelled. I've met several others with the name but never others with the same middle and last so I still have my identity. I once heard a riddle that a friend made up that made me smile when I was about 7 years old. It went: "There once was a man who smiled and drew his cane, in this riddle who's name did I say?" and so I thought about it for a second and then lit up and said: "THATS MY NAME! ANDREW!" "I LIKE THAT RIDDLE!" -Andrew D. Salem Oregon" Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Andrew so obviously I love it!! I think its a classic!" Nov. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is andrew and everyone calls me Andy. I am very manly and tough and my name suites me fine." Oct. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds masculine and distinguished. Avoid the nickname Andy if possible." Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like my name...but no nicknames, no andy, no drew, just plain Andrew." May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 42 years old and have always loved my name. When I was growing up, all my friends called me Andy. My immediate family members called me Andrew. When I was about 21, I started calling myself Andrew even outside my home. Now everyone knows me as Andrew except my childhood friends who will always know me as Andy." Dec. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a great name, In Ireland there aren't millions of them so it sounds strong and adult. It also has scope for making it sweet when they are small... Andy." Nov. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love that it can have 2 nicknames- Andy or Drew. It is a strong name." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've always wondered what other name id fit, dont think i would fit any other name haha. I like it." Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my youngest son, who is a twin, Andrew. I choose this name for him because of the struggle he had coming into this world. He is strong and willful and I knew this would be his name long before he was born. Now that he is 8 years old, he has proven that the name fits him very well time and time again. Even though the name is common, he has made it his own. Noone mistakes him for any other Andrew on the block that is for sure." Sep. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it it has over 50 variants my favorite being Drugi which just sounds cute. A good strong masculine name" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first son Andrew and call him Drew. People want to call him Andy, which we do not like." May. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am seven and my name is Andrew. Pronounced An droo. No one mis spells it and I like it. I don't often meet people with my name and that makes my name special." Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah, people call me by my last name...sort of a bummer. But i still like the name." Apr. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name andrew.It helps me to show my intelligence." Apr. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Andrew.I like it so much.I call him Andy,anditto,andres,andresitto so i m never bored to say it.And after all i think it is a little classy!!" Mar. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I have always loved it. It is a name that spans any culture with a christian heritage, but don't expect the english spelling to be well-pronounced in other parts of the world! :)" Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I did not at first want this name for our first son. Since my husband's family is Swedish, he really wanted to use the Scandinavian form, which is Anders. I've grown to like it, and he is the only one with that name." Aug. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first son Andrew. We call him Andy. He was named after a friend of mine. I know 2 other Andrews but they go by Drew. It may be a popular name but with nicknames its not so bad"" Jun. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my son's name. Although it appears to be quite popular- we know very few Andrew's. I love that it is a traditional- yet strong name." Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "My sons name is Andrew and unfortunately I didn't like it from day one but was persuaded by my wife to use it. I have known lots of Andrew's in the past a while the name suits them great it doesn't suit my sons characteristics. He's now 2 1/2 years old and I haven't called him by Andrew once. Unfortunately, we now are at the point that he is starting to recognise it at day care and have waited what seems like to long to change it to something else. For those thinking about it make sure your both 100% happy with it before you use it." Nov. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Andrew I know claims he is very smart, but he isn't. Andrew is sometimes called Drew. While he thinks he is the Kahoot Champion, he isn't." Jan. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "DO NOT USE THIS NAME! "Hey Andy...." or "Hey Drew..", no thank you. I haven't gone by Andrew, since 1999. I have never liked the name." Oct. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      28 Neutral Comments

  • "My husband's name is Andrew. he doesn't like it being shortened to andy or drew. He is Greek adn his parents call him Andreas, which is the greek translation. I think that is a bit sexy, but as i am not greek i just call him Andrew. It is an ok name, but quite common. i would prefer to name our children something more original but not too unsual." Mar. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Andrew and I'm sorry but I have to agree with not using this name. I've even gone to the point of telling people my name is Eric A and have been called Erica countless times but hey it's just funny, better then being called Andy." Dec. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my thoughts on the name: my name is andrew, and i've always liked it decently, kinda hard to say tho. looks cool when you draw it as well. suited me for 19 years. hate the name andy lol. i go by drew at parties, and with friends im not so close too. it also no matter what language it is translated into, starts with an a." Aug. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Dads name is Andrew Underwood.. he gets called andrew by everyone! my mum and his parents call him andrew.. His mates at work and fishing call him.. roo.. andy.. grumblewood... andrew but to me hes dad :D i dont ee him as an andrew its weird when people call it him lol!" Jul. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Dads name is Andrew Underwood.. he gets called andrew by everyone! my mum and his parents call him andrew.. His mates at work and fishing call him.. roo.. andy.. grumblewood... andrew but to me hes dad :D i dont ee him as an andrew its weird when people call it him lol!" Jul. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's my name. it's suited me well. my theory is that every andrew i meet, i find something interesting about them. whether it be their original last name, or some talent that they share with me. so i feel more special share a name with someone else." Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Name Andrew is my favorite. My soon to be husband is Andrew. I call him Andrew most of the time. Andy is quick name to say when I don't have time to say ANDREW. Andy is cute name. His friends from work calls him Andy. Family and friends from his childhood calls him Andrew. My 6 year old calls him Andy, it sounds cute coming out of a kid. ANDY or ANDREW Wonderful name." Jan. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "DO NOT USE THIS NAME! "Hey Andy...." or "Hey Drew..", no thank you. I haven't gone by Andrew, since 1999. I have never liked the name." Oct. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Andrew is quite possibly one of the most beautiful names for a boy. Strong, classic, and something that will suit him as a baby, young boy, and a grown man. Love it!" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the name Andrew grows on a person. Its not a name I would ever want to name my son. But someone I loved once was named Andrew." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Andrew. It is the name of the man I love. He is manly and strong. He has a strong personality and people love him. He is English, it is a very common name in England. But people call him Andy, I prefer Andrew though.It is a bit difficult to pronounce, but it sounds lovely." Sep. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriend is named Andrew and he is part greek and very manly. I love his name it fits him fine. I love my boyfriend Andrew" Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Drew works really well for me also!!! Andy is a big no no!!!" Jun. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have no idea why this name is so wildly popular. It has a very weak, girly sound to it." May. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my editor on my school paper has that name. We have the "school news" job. He is so annoying." Apr. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate my name.. people allways pronounce it SALLy." Feb. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I recently named my darling baby boy Andrew and I LOVE his name. It suits him perfectly, the name Andrew makes me think of a handsome, strong, young man." Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've only met two other andrew's in my entire life. I don't really like Andrew - I usually go by Andy, or by Drew, as my friend adam likes to call me by." Nov. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Andrew is my name, on here it looks as so it is very popular. But, i only know 2 Andrew's. I hate the nicknames for it. But, overall i like it as my name." Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The boy that im in love with's name is andrew, and i actually think its a cute name for a boy :)" Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "everyone calls me by my last name or one of a dozen other nicknames i have, only my family calls me andrew" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I once shared a house with two other guys at college. All three of us were named Andrew. Fun when the phone went. The good part though is a good range of nicknames - Andrew, Andy, Drew. I was Andy, Andrew G was Andrew and Andrew W was... Ralph. Go figure" Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "What's with all the idiots complaining about how common a name is? A name is chosen for how much you like it, and for the way it matches with the family name. We are thinking of naming our son Andrew and it never once crossed my mind about how many others have the same name. Who cares how popular it is?" Sep. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my bestfriends name is andrew n it's harder than heck to find a nickname besides andy or drew" Dec. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father's name is Andrzej (Polish version of Andrew), but he's often called 'And'. We all like it very much. It's quite popular in Poland, I know about 7 or 8 guys with this name." Aug. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's OK but too common. If you name your boy Andrew, they'll often end up being known by thier last name to distingush them from the dozen or so other Andrews amongst thier peers." Jul. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "since my family has spanish heritage my parents decided to use the spanish version of andrew wich is andres and at least its not as common as andrew or at least here in the U.S." Jun. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it as a second name... when I have a son, I want to name him Charles (Charlie) Andrew" Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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