Names.org

Tip: Try the names of friends, pets, celebrities, and fictional characters

First Name
79k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
24k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Drew

Girls
Boys
First
Last
More Popular Potential Spellings
Nicknames and Given Names for Drew

How to Pronounce Drew

  • Automated Male
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from South Carolina, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from New Zealand
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Drew?

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
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 245 12 233
1947 220 7 213
1948 186 0 186
1949 212 5 207
1950 212 10 202
1951 206 11 195
1952 221 8 213
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 377 0 377
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 486 0 486
1978 555 6 549
1979 638 15 623
1980 727 7 720
1981 932 19 913
1982 1,051 36 1,015
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 1,469 234 1,235
2013 1,399 224 1,175
2014 1,266 209 1,057
2015 1,097 212 885

Fun Facts about the name Drew

  • How many people with the first name Drew have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 79,177 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 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Drew ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 77 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1995.
  • 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 Wedr. 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.

Where is the name Drew popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Drew as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Drew as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Iowa, North Dakota, or Nebraska.

Popularity of Drew as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Drew as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine.

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

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Drew" mean? The list below shows the origins of Drew as well as things modernly associated with the name Drew such as celebrities named Drew.

English

Origin and Meaning of Drew

The name "Drew" is 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.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)

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 With the Name Drew

    Drew Barrymore

    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.

    Popularity:

    Drew Peterson

    Drew Peterson is a famous human. Drew was born on January 6th, 1954.

    Popularity:

    Drew Carey

    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.

    Popularity:

    Drew Brees

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

    Popularity:

    Drew Galloway

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

    Popularity:

    Drew Bledsoe

    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.

    Popularity:

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Drew

    Nancy Drew

    Nancy Drew is a fictional character.

    Popularity:

    Sarah Drew

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

    Popularity:

    Charles Richard Drew

    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.

    Popularity:

    Bryce Drew

    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.

    Popularity:

    Ronnie Drew

    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.

    Popularity:

    Stephen Drew

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

    Popularity:
    • Christofer Drew
      (musician)
    • Kevin Drew
      (musician)
    • J. D. Drew
      (baseball player)
    • Georgiana Drew
      (actress)
    • Daniel Drew
      (finance)
    • John Drew
      (important human)
    • Louisa Lane Drew
      (actor)
    • George A. Drew
      (Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada)
    • Martin Drew
      (drummer)
    • Benjamin Alvin Drew
      (u.s. air force aeronautical rating)
    • Dennis Drew
      (musician)
    • Julius C.H. Drewe
      (tea merchant/trans-global businessman/entrepreneur)
    • Ray Drew
      (football player)
    • David Elliott Drew
      (member of parliament)

    What does the name Drew mean?

    Dis for direct, you get to the point

    Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

    Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

    Wis for work, for which you strive to accomplish

    Name poster for Drew

    Name poster for Drew(click to save the high quality version)

    Most Popular Names

    Also see our other name lists.

    Names Searched Right Now

    <100 Liezle
    817 Shree
    <100 Padma
    <100 Zumara
    <100 Majko
    276k Jessie
    <100 Ravikumari
    <100 Yusy
    <100 Debasmita
    <100 Sanarti
    671k Jack
    <100 Rahzel