Andrew

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1.3m
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Andrew

"Andrew" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Manly". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Andrew
Senses
  1. 1one of the twelve apostles of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland.
    synonyms: Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας (Andréas), cognate with ἀνδρεῖος (andreîos, “manly”), both from ἀνήρ (anḗr, “man”)

  1. The first Apostle in the New Testament.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A village in Alberta, Canada
  5. A city in Iowa
  6. An unincorporated community in West Virginia

Notable Persons Named Andrew

Andrew Jackson was a 7th President of the United States, Military Governor of Florida, and List of Governors of Florida. Andrew was born on March 15th, 1767 in Waxhaws border region between The Carolinas. He passed away on June 8th, 1845.

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Andrew Garfield is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 2004. Andrew was given the name Andrew Russell Garfield on August 20th, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Andy Warhol was an artist in the fields of printmaking, painting, cinema, and photography. Andy was given the name Andrew Warhola on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He passed away on February 22nd, 1987.

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Andrew Breitbart was a writer, columnist, and publisher. Andrew was given the name Andrew James Breitbart on February 1st, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He passed away on March 1st, 2012.

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Andrew Johnson was a 17th President of the United States, 16th Vice President of the United States, Military Governor of Tennessee, 15th Governor of Tennessee, and Governor of Tennessee. His military service ended in 1865. Andrew was born on December 29th, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He died on July 31st, 1875.

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Jamie Bell is an actor and dancer. His ongoing career started in 2000. Jamie was given the name Andrew James Matfin Bell on March 14th, 1986 in Billingham, County Durham, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Andrew

Prince Andrew is royalty. He holds the title Duke of York([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Duke of York. Prince was born as the child of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Elizabeth II on February 19th, 1960 in Buckingham Palace.

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Cameron Lynn is a pop music, dance music, electropop, rhythm, and blues musician. Cameron was given the name Ariane Andrew on November 3rd, 1987 in Northridge, Los Angeles.

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Sam Andrew was a rock music musician and singer-songwriter. He plays Electric guitar and Vocals. His career lasted from 1960 to 1960. Sam was given the name Sam Houston Andrew III on December 18th, 1941 in Taft, California. He breathed his last breath on February 12th, 2015.

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Stuart James Andrew is a for Pudsey and Member of parliament. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Stuart was born on November 25th, 1971 in Anglesey.

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Elise Andrew is a blog writer, science communicator, webmaster, blog, science communication, and science communicatorandwebmaster. Elise was born in 1989.

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Christopher Andrew is a historian. Christopher was given the name Christopher Maurice Andrew on July 23rd, 1941.

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How popular is the baby name Andrew in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 644 0 644 #24 boy name
1881 593 5 588 #24 boy name
1882 673 0 673 #24 boy name
1883 623 0 623 #24 boy name
1884 616 0 616 #29 boy name
1885 599 0 599 #30 boy name
1886 619 5 614 #30 boy name
1887 520 0 520 #33 boy name
1888 615 0 615 #33 boy name
1889 561 0 561 #33 boy name
1890 575 0 575 #34 boy name
1891 521 0 521 #33 boy name
1892 637 0 637 #32 boy name
1893 520 0 520 #40 boy name
1894 594 0 594 #35 boy name
1895 562 0 562 #37 boy name
1896 566 0 566 #37 boy name
1897 555 0 555 #36 boy name
1898 621 10 611 #38 boy name
1899 578 0 578 #36 boy name
1900 718 0 718 #37 boy name
1901 480 0 480 #40 boy name
1902 558 0 558 #42 boy name
1903 551 0 551 #42 boy name
1904 547 0 547 #43 boy name
1905 620 0 620 #40 boy name
1906 611 0 611 #41 boy name
1907 708 0 708 #40 boy name
1908 722 0 722 #39 boy name
1909 766 0 766 #38 boy name
1910 892 8 884 #42 boy name
1911 1,104 6 1,098 #42 boy name
1912 1,954 8 1,946 #44 boy name
1913 2,230 8 2,222 #47 boy name
1914 2,977 12 2,965 #44 boy name
1915 3,594 21 3,573 #46 boy name
1916 3,739 16 3,723 #46 boy name
1917 3,763 12 3,751 #48 boy name
1918 4,156 17 4,139 #46 boy name
1919 3,872 21 3,851 #47 boy name
1920 4,048 22 4,026 #49 boy name
1921 4,032 17 4,015 #51 boy name
1922 3,827 24 3,803 #53 boy name
1923 3,772 25 3,747 #53 boy name
1924 3,772 24 3,748 #56 boy name
1925 3,630 15 3,615 #56 boy name
1926 3,369 26 3,343 #59 boy name
1927 3,473 35 3,438 #56 boy name
1928 3,178 35 3,143 #60 boy name
1929 3,107 29 3,078 #59 boy name
1930 3,081 24 3,057 #62 boy name
1931 2,743 30 2,713 #65 boy name
1932 2,669 23 2,646 #69 boy name
1933 2,360 16 2,344 #76 boy name
1934 2,467 23 2,444 #76 boy name
1935 2,309 17 2,292 #85 boy name
1936 2,290 12 2,278 #83 boy name
1937 2,418 14 2,404 #79 boy name
1938 2,416 8 2,408 #82 boy name
1939 2,453 12 2,441 #84 boy name
1940 2,443 13 2,430 #84 boy name
1941 2,723 14 2,709 #82 boy name
1942 3,161 17 3,144 #80 boy name
1943 3,365 16 3,349 #79 boy name
1944 3,070 16 3,054 #81 boy name
1945 3,021 14 3,007 #86 boy name
1946 3,776 15 3,761 #84 boy name
1947 4,352 12 4,340 #82 boy name
1948 4,318 11 4,307 #77 boy name
1949 4,539 22 4,517 #75 boy name
1950 4,951 18 4,933 #68 boy name
1951 5,395 16 5,379 #69 boy name
1952 5,590 12 5,578 #68 boy name
1953 5,638 20 5,618 #68 boy name
1954 5,668 16 5,652 #70 boy name
1955 6,038 25 6,013 #66 boy name
1956 6,614 22 6,592 #56 boy name
1957 7,020 25 6,995 #56 boy name
1958 7,136 31 7,105 #55 boy name
1959 7,123 25 7,098 #58 boy name
1960 8,235 24 8,211 #51 boy name
1961 8,509 24 8,485 #52 boy name
1962 8,742 37 8,705 #49 boy name
1963 9,558 33 9,525 #42 boy name
1964 10,540 39 10,501 #37 boy name
1965 9,718 35 9,683 #37 boy name
1966 10,289 51 10,238 #36 boy name
1967 10,026 49 9,977 #35 boy name
1968 10,624 58 10,566 #34 boy name
1969 11,332 42 11,290 #33 boy name
1970 12,051 51 12,000 #32 boy name
1971 10,978 54 10,924 #33 boy name
1972 10,173 45 10,128 #30 boy name
1973 10,792 52 10,740 #29 boy name
1974 11,844 56 11,788 #28 boy name
1975 12,834 60 12,774 #28 boy name
1976 13,378 57 13,321 #27 boy name
1977 16,112 77 16,035 #24 boy name
1978 16,826 84 16,742 #21 boy name
1979 18,764 127 18,637 #20 boy name
1980 19,822 94 19,728 #19 boy name
1981 20,344 116 20,228 #18 boy name
1982 22,995 158 22,837 #17 boy name
1983 25,760 186 25,574 #15 boy name
1984 26,069 152 25,917 #14 boy name
1985 30,373 207 30,166 #11 boy name
1986 34,068 212 33,856 #8 boy name
1987 36,422 223 36,199 #6 boy name
1988 35,947 213 35,734 #5 boy name
1989 34,954 147 34,807 #7 boy name
1990 33,760 105 33,655 #7 boy name
1991 31,621 93 31,528 #5 boy name
1992 30,635 101 30,534 #5 boy name
1993 27,388 74 27,314 #10 boy name
1994 26,073 64 26,009 #10 boy name
1995 25,906 56 25,850 #11 boy name
1996 25,277 45 25,232 #10 boy name
1997 25,243 50 25,193 #8 boy name
1998 23,704 52 23,652 #9 boy name
1999 23,890 40 23,850 #7 boy name
2000 23,680 45 23,635 #7 boy name
2001 22,448 43 22,405 #7 boy name
2002 22,048 32 22,016 #6 boy name
2003 22,187 39 22,148 #5 boy name
2004 21,799 101 21,698 #6 boy name
2005 20,756 32 20,724 #6 boy name
2006 19,733 22 19,711 #7 boy name
2007 18,472 28 18,444 #10 boy name
2008 16,784 30 16,754 #12 boy name
2009 14,874 22 14,852 #16 boy name
2010 14,249 15 14,234 #14 boy name
2011 13,278 11 13,267 #16 boy name
2012 12,627 21 12,606 #18 boy name
2013 11,660 14 11,646 #22 boy name
2014 11,150 11 11,139 #22 boy name
2015 10,090 10 10,080 #30 boy name
2016 9,339 15 9,324 #34 boy name

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Popularity of Andrew as a first name

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Popularity of Andrew as a last name

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Common last names for Andrew

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • Nelson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • White
  • Clark
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Andrew U.S.
  White 71.99% 64.26%
  African American 13.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Andrew

People with the last name Andrew are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Andrew

  • How Popular is the name Andrew? Andrew is the 27th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Andrew was the 34th most popular name. As a last name Andrew was the 2,617th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Andrew have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,280,459 babies born with the first name Andrew in the United States. That's more than enough people named Andrew to occupy the country of Bahrain with an estimated population of 1,234,571 (as of April 27, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Andrew? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 644 new born babies.
  • When was Andrew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Andrew is Thursday, September 30th, 1858.
  • What year had the most people named Andrew born? The highest recorded use of the first name Andrew was in 1987 with a total of 36,199 babies. That's a lot of babies named Andrew!
  • Random Andrew Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Andrew ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 18 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Andrew: Your name in reverse order is Werdna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nweadr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Andrew? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,764 people with the last name Andrew.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Andrew? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Andrew as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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