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Language(s)French, Portuguese and others[1]
Other names
Alternative spellingAndre
Nickname(s)Andy, Dre[1]
Related namesAndrew, Ander, Andy, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrej, Andrés, Drew[1]

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. It is a variation of the Greek name Andreas, a short form of any of various compound names derived from andr- 'man, warrior'.[1]

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

Cognate names[edit]

Cognate names are:[1]

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


Notable people with this first name include:

Fictional characters[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f 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