André

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André
Pronunciation/ɑːndr/
French: [ɑ̃dʁe]
Portuguese: [ɐ̃drɛ]
GenderMale
Language(s)French, Portuguese, African American Vernacular English
Origin
Region of originFrance, Portugal
Other names
Alternative spellingAndre
Nickname(s)Andy, Dre
Related namesAndrew, Ander, Andy, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrej, Andrés, Drew

André—sometimes transliterated as Andre—is the French and Portuguese form of the name Andrew, and is now also used in the English-speaking world, particularly in the United States. It is a variation of the Greek name Andreas, a short form of any of various compound names derived from andr- 'man, warrior'.

Cognate names[edit]

Cognate names are:[1]

  • Irish: Aindrias, Aindréas; Aindriú
  • Scottish Gaelic: Aindrea, Anndra
  • English: Andrew
  • Welsh: Andras
  • German: Andreas
  • Dutch: Andries
  • Scandinavian: Anders
  • French: André
  • Spanish: Andrés
  • Catalan: Andreu
  • Portuguese: André
  • Italian: Andrea
  • Ukrainian: Andrii, Andriy
  • Russian, Bulgarian: Andrei, Andrey
  • Polish: Andrzej, Jędrzej
  • Czech: Andrej, Ondřej
  • Serbo-Croatian: Andrija
  • Slovenian: Andrej
  • Finnish: Antero
  • Estonian: Andres
  • Hungarian: András, Endre
  • Lithuanian: Andrius
  • Latvian: Andrejs
  • Maltese: Indri
  • Romanian: Andrei
  • Japanese: アンデルー (Anderuu), アンデル (Anderu)

The name is popular in Norway and Sweden.[2][3]

People[edit]

Notable people with this first name include:

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. 2012.
  2. ^ Navn - Statistics Norway
  3. ^ Namesearch - Statistiska centralbyrån Archived 2014-01-04 at the Wayback Machine