Andrew

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Andrew
Andreas San Giovanni in Laterano 2006-09-07.jpg
Pronunciation/ˈændr/
GenderMale
Name dayNovember 30
Origin
Word/nameGreek
Meaningmanly and strong[1][2]
Region of originGreece
Other names
See alsoAnder, Anders, Andy, Andre, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej, Andriy, Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrej, Andres

Andrew is the English form of a given name common in many countries. In the 1990s, it was among the top ten most popular names given to boys in English-speaking countries.[3] In Italian, the equivalent to "Andrew" is "Andrea", though "Andrea" is feminine in most other languages. "Andrew" is frequently shortened to "Andy" or "Drew". The word is derived from the Greek: Ἀνδρέας, Andreas,[4] itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man" (as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence, "brave", "strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.[5]

Popularity[edit]

Australia[edit]

In 2000, the name Andrew was the second most popular name in Australia.[6] In 1999, it was the 19th most common name,[7] while in 1940, it was the 31st most common name.[8] Andrew was the first most popular name given to boys in the Northern Territory in 2003 to 2015 and continuing.[9] In Victoria, Andrew was the first most popular name for a boy in the 1970s.[10]

Canada[edit]

Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in 2005.[11] Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British Columbia in 2004,[12] the 17th most popular name in 2003,[13] and the 19th most popular name in 2002.[14] In 2001, it was the 18th most common name.[15] From 1999 – 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy.[16]

Europe[edit]

In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth-most common name given to baby boys, and it was third in 1964. In Scotland, Andrew was the most popular name given to baby boys in 1993, with 1,099 boys given the name that year.[17]

In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second-most common name given to boys of the 1990s.[18]

Year England & Wales Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Norway Poland
2007 99th[19] * * * * 19th
2006 97th[20] * * * 6th[21] *
2005 86th[22] 39th[23] * 16th[24] 8th *
2004 80th[25] 32nd[26] * 16th[27] 4th *
2003 74th[28] 36th[29] * 17th[30] 4th *
2002 63rd[31] 41st[32] * 17th[33] 5th *
2001 56th[34] 37th[35] * 7th[36] 4th *
2000 53rd[37] 31st[38] * 6th[39] 7th *
1999 46th[40] 28th[41] * 7th[42] 4th *
1998 40th[43] 23rd[44] * 8th[45] 5th *
1997 * * * * 1st 10th
1996 * * * * 3rd *
1995 * * 6th[46] * 2nd *

United States[edit]

The eleventh most common baby name in 2006,[47] Andrew was among the ten most popular names for male infants in 2005.[48] Andrew was the sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004.[49] In 2002 and 2001, Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United States.[50][51][52] In the 1980s, Andrew was the 19th most popular choice of baby name in the United States.[53] In the 1970s it was the 31st most popular name.[54] From the 1960s stretching back at least as far as the 1880s, Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in America.[55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63]

Variants by language[edit]

For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms

Notable people named Andrew[edit]

Saint Andrew[edit]

In the Christian Bible, Saint Andrew was the earliest disciple of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.

Saint Andrew

Other saints named Andrew include:

Kings Andrew[edit]

Dukes Andrew[edit]

Princes Andrew[edit]

United States politics[edit]

Business, culture, science, and sport[edit]

Religion[edit]

In fiction[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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