Andrew

Gender:boy

Meaning:man warrior

Origin:Greek

Pronunciation:an droo

Variations:Drew, Andru

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Andrew is a classic baby boy name that is perfect for parents looking for something that is timeless and elegant sounding. It can also be shortened to a more modern sounding Andy or Drew.

Detailed Meaning

Andrew is the English form of the Greek name Andreas. In the New Testament, Andrew was the first disciple to be called by Jesus. St Andrew preached in Asia and Greece, and is usually believed to have been crucified at Patras, Achaia. The name Andrew has a long history of being a popular name in the English-speaking world, especially in Scotland.

Famous People With This Name

Andrew Scott is an Irish actor best known for playing Jim Moriarty, Sherlock’s nemesis, in BBC’s “Sherlock.” Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and creator of musical theatre. Andrew Garfield is a British-American actor who is best known for his roles in “The Social Network,” “The Amazing Spiderman” and “Hacksaw Ridge.”

Possible Nicknames

Andrew can be shortened to Andy or Drew, both of which are names in themselves.

Related Names

Andrew can also be spelt Andru. Related names include Andy and Drew.

Stories Featuring This Name

Andrew Wiggin is the main character of the science fiction novel, “Ender’s Game.” Andy Dwyer is a main character from the American sitcom, “Parks and Recreation.” Andy Dufresne is the protagonist of “The Shawshank Redemption.”

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