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PronunciationEstonian: [ˈɑndreɑs]
Finnish: [ˈɑndreɑs]
German: [anˈdʁeːas]
Swedish: [anˈdrêːas]
Language(s)Greek, Latin, Armenian, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Kurdish
Region of originGreece
Other names
Nickname(s)Andy, Dries (Dutch), Dré (Flemish)
Related namesAndrew, Anders, André, Ander, Andy, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andrey, Andrej, Andrés, Drew, Andres

Andreas (Greek: Ἀνδρέας) is a name usually given to males in Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Denmark, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, Flanders, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands, and Indonesia. The name derives from the Greek noun ἀνήρ anēr, with genitive ἀνδρός andros, which means "man".[1] See the article on Andrew for more information. The Scandinavian name is earliest attested as antreos in a runestone from the 12th century.[2]

The name Andrea may be used as a feminine form, but is instead the main masculine form in Italy and the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

Given name[edit]

Andreas is a common name, and this is not a comprehensive list of articles on people named Andreas. See instead All pages with titles beginning with Andreas.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ See for example Liddell & Scott's Lexicon
  2. ^ "Andreas". Swedish Institute for Language and Folklore (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 November 2019.