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Drew

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Drew

"Drew" is a name of English origin, and it means "Manly". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Drew
of Draw.
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  1. United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
Wiktionary

Shortened form of Andrew

  1. A male given name.

From Anglo-Norman Drew, Drieu, Drue, from Old French Drogon, Dreus, Drues (made popular by Charlemagne's son Drogo) from Old Dutch Drogo

  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name

    Notable Persons Named Drew

    Drew Barrymore is an actress, author, director, model, and producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Drew was given the name Drew Blythe Barrymore by her parent John Drew Barrymore on February 22nd, 1975 in Culver City, California, U.S.

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    Drew was born on January 6th, 1954.

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    Drew Carey is an improvisational theatre writer. Drew was given the name Drew Allison Carey on May 23rd, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Drew is also known as Carey and Drew.

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    Drew Brees is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. Drew was born on January 15th, 1979 in Austin, Texas.

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    Drew was born on June 6th, 1985 in Ayr. Drew is also known as Galloway and Drew.

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    Drew Bledsoe is a football player for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys. Drew was born on February 14th, 1972 in Ellensburg, Washington.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Drew

    Nancy Drew is a fictional character.

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    Sarah Drew is an actress. Sarah was born on October 1st, 1980 in Stony Brook, New York, U.S.

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    Charles Richard Drew was a scientist in the field of general surgery. Charles was born on June 3rd, 1904 in Washington, D.C., U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 1st, 1950.

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    Bryce Drew is a basketball player for the Valparaiso Crusaders, Viola Reggio Calabria, Valencia, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, and Valparaiso Crusaders men's basketball in the Horizon League. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2004. Bryce was born on September 21st, 1974 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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    Ronnie Drew was a music of ireland musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 2008. Ronnie was given the name Joseph Ronald Drew on September 16th, 1934 in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. He died on August 16th, 2008.

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    Stephen Drew is a baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Stephen was born on March 16th, 1983 in Hahira, Georgia.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 6 0 6
    1881 8 0 8
    1882 11 0 11
    1883 11 0 11
    1884 8 0 8
    1886 12 0 12
    1888 10 0 10
    1889 5 0 5
    1890 5 0 5
    1892 6 0 6
    1893 5 0 5
    1894 6 0 6
    1895 5 0 5
    1896 5 0 5
    1897 6 0 6
    1900 8 0 8
    1904 8 0 8
    1905 6 0 6
    1906 6 0 6
    1907 8 0 8
    1909 5 0 5
    1910 14 0 14
    1911 7 0 7
    1912 13 0 13
    1913 21 0 21
    1914 19 0 19
    1915 26 0 26
    1916 26 0 26
    1917 26 0 26
    1918 27 7 20
    1919 26 0 26
    1920 27 0 27
    1921 29 6 23
    1922 34 0 34
    1923 27 5 22
    1924 21 0 21
    1925 21 0 21
    1926 25 0 25
    1927 24 0 24
    1928 23 0 23
    1929 22 0 22
    1930 39 0 39
    1931 35 5 30
    1932 31 0 31
    1933 35 5 30
    1934 19 0 19
    1935 25 0 25
    1936 29 0 29
    1937 20 0 20
    1938 36 0 36
    1939 49 5 44
    1940 49 0 49
    1941 48 0 48
    1942 61 6 55
    1943 79 5 74
    1944 80 8 72
    1945 93 5 88
    1946 246 12 234
    1947 220 7 213
    1948 186 0 186
    1949 211 5 206
    1950 212 10 202
    1951 206 11 195
    1952 222 8 214
    1953 224 11 213
    1954 272 11 261
    1955 270 11 259
    1956 502 15 487
    1957 493 21 472
    1958 447 7 440
    1959 557 17 540
    1960 565 12 553
    1961 580 13 567
    1962 445 6 439
    1963 431 9 422
    1964 426 7 419
    1965 422 11 411
    1966 430 0 430
    1967 376 0 376
    1968 400 0 400
    1969 376 0 376
    1970 411 5 406
    1971 321 6 315
    1972 329 5 324
    1973 302 0 302
    1974 385 7 378
    1975 383 6 377
    1976 427 7 420
    1977 487 0 487
    1978 555 6 549
    1979 638 15 623
    1980 728 7 721
    1981 932 19 913
    1982 1,052 36 1,016
    1983 1,450 74 1,376
    1984 1,843 79 1,764
    1985 2,396 121 2,275
    1986 2,112 112 2,000
    1987 1,858 100 1,758
    1988 1,824 72 1,752
    1989 2,091 81 2,010
    1990 2,038 85 1,953
    1991 1,898 94 1,804
    1992 1,905 126 1,779
    1993 2,018 166 1,852
    1994 2,050 194 1,856
    1995 2,458 280 2,178
    1996 2,387 287 2,100
    1997 2,241 250 1,991
    1998 2,079 276 1,803
    1999 2,404 395 2,009
    2000 2,231 283 1,948
    2001 1,829 264 1,565
    2002 1,789 214 1,575
    2003 1,773 200 1,573
    2004 1,906 240 1,666
    2005 2,200 251 1,949
    2006 2,056 197 1,859
    2007 2,040 210 1,830
    2008 1,649 170 1,479
    2009 1,439 176 1,263
    2010 1,578 166 1,412
    2011 1,402 170 1,232
    2012 1,470 234 1,236
    2013 1,402 224 1,178
    2014 1,269 210 1,059
    2015 1,101 212 889
    2016 1,009 216 793

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    Popularity of Drew as a first name

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    Popularity of Drew as a last name

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    Common last names for Drew

    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Brown
    • Miller
    • White
    • Walker
    • Campbell
    • Harris
    • Parker

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Drew U.S.
      White 75.92% 64.26%
      African American 17.86% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Drew

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Drew

    • How Popular is the name Drew? Drew is the 741st most popular name of all time. As a last name Drew was the 1,513th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Drew have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80,200 babies born with the first name Drew in the United States. That's more than enough people named Drew to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Drew? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Drew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Drew is Saturday, July 4th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Drew born? The highest recorded use of the first name Drew was in 1985 with a total of 2,275 babies. That's a lot of babies named Drew!
    • Random Drew Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Drew ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1990.
    • Weird things about the name Drew: Your name in reverse order is Werd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wdre. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Drew? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,722 people with the last name Drew.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Drew? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Drew as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • 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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