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Definitions for Andrew
ˈæn druan·drew

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Andrew.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Andrew, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostlenoun

    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland


  1. Andrewnoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

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  2. Andrewnoun

    The first Apostle in the New Testament.

  3. Andrewnoun

    A Scottish and English patronymic surname.

  4. Andrewnoun

    A village in Albert, Canada.

  5. Andrewnoun

    A city in Iowa, United States.

  6. Andrewnoun

    An unincorporated community in West Virginia, United States.

  7. Etymology: From Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας (Andréas), cognate with ἀνδρεῖος (andreîos, " manly"), both from ἀνήρ (anḗr, " man")


  1. Andrew

    Andrew is the English form of a given name common in many countries. In the 1990s, it was among the top ten most popular names given to boys in English-speaking countries. "Andrew" is frequently shortened to "Andy" or "Drew". The word is derived from the Greek: Ἀνδρέας, Andreas, itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man" (as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence, "brave", "strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.


  1. andrew

    Andrew is primarily a male first name, derived from the Greek name Ανδρέας (Andréas), which means "man" or "masculine". It is a popular name across different cultures and countries, but particularly in English-speaking ones. In Christianity, Saint Andrew is known as the first disciple of Jesus Christ and is the patron saint of Scotland, Russia and Greece. The name Andrew can also refer to a person with the said name.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. andrew

    A cant name for a man-of-war, and also for government and government authorities.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Andrew is ranked #2617 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Andrew surname appeared 13,764 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Andrew.

    71.9% or 9,909 total occurrences were White.
    13.4% or 1,850 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 758 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.2% or 716 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2% or 288 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.7% or 244 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Andrew' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2432

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Andrew' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1566

Anagrams for Andrew »

  1. wander

  2. warden

  3. warned

  4. redawn

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Andrew in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Andrew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Andrew in a Sentence

  1. Sandra Jolley:

    Every day that Andrew Brunson spends here in prison is another day that the standing of the Turkish government diminishes in the eyes of not just the U.S. but the entire world.

  2. New York:

    The decision from Assembly Democrats to suspend the impeachment investigation reeks of a shady deal to protect Andrew Cuomo, resignation is not accountability. The Democrats not only failed in their constitutional responsibilities - they failed the Governor’s countless victims in nursing homes, brave women who came forward to tell their stories, and those who believe in honest and transparent government.

  3. Citizen CEO Andrew Frame:

    Citizen CEO Andrew Frame is now a two-way system with the launch of Protect. When you need help, you can actually use Citizen CEO Andrew Frame to get that help.

  4. Malinda Rutter:

    It was February when I went to say goodbye, he was a bit stressed, but Andrew's a pretty remarkable person. It'll be dignified. I think the world has to embrace their mothers and their families.

  5. President Andrew Jackson:

    For our government to hold Andrew Jackson up to some reverence today, given our nation's better appreciation of American history today than generations ago, is very troubling, for the Cherokee people, Andrew Jackson represents the period of Indian removal.

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