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Pronunciation Finnish: [ˈɑndrēɑs]
German: [anˈdʁeːas]
Swedish: [²anˈdreːas]
Gender Male
Language(s) Greek, Latin, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish, Romanian, Brazilian Portuguese
Word/name Greek
Meaning Man
Region of origin Greece
Other names
Nickname(s) Andy, Dries (Dutch), Dré (Flemish)
Related names Andrew, 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, United States, Armenia, Finland, Flanders, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, and the Netherlands. The name derives from the Greek noun ἀνήρ anir – with genitive ἀνδρός andros –, which means "man" (i.e. male human being)[citation needed]. See article on Andrew for more information. Also in regard to the name Andreas, it may be used in the feminine as Andrea, which is instead the main male 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 beginning with Andreas.



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