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Pronunciation /ɑːndr/
French: [ɑ̃dʁe]
Portuguese: [ɐ̃drɛ]
Gender Male
Language(s) French, Portuguese, African American Vernacular English
Region of origin France, Portugal
Other names
Alternative spelling Andre
Nickname(s) Andy, Dre
Related names Andrew, 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. It is a variation of the Greek name Andreas, a short form of any of various compound names derived from andr- 'man, warrior'. The female form in French is Andrée whereas the female form in Portuguese is Andreia.

Cognate names[edit]

Cognate names are:[1]

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

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


Notable people with this first name include:

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]