Andrew (an-droo) is a masculine name that is used in the English and Biblical languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Andrew is the English form of the Greek name Andreas which was derived from the word andreios, "manly, masculine", a derivative of aner, "man".

In the New Testament, the apostle Andrew is the first disciple to join Jesus and is the brother of Simon Peter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross.

This name has been common in various spellings throughout the Christian world, and it became very popular in the Middle Ages.

Related NamesEdit

Variants: Andre, Andreux, Deandre

Diminutives: Andy, Andie, Drew, Dreux

Feminine Forms: Andrea, Andra, Andie, Andi, Andrina, Andy, Drea, Malandra