Andrea meaning

: Manly, Virile

Andrea Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a-nd-rea, an-drea\
Number of People 👶 441,000
Rate in 2021 364
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 Mexican
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Andrea Name Meaning

Andrea is a very widespread name of Hellenic origin in Europe that can be used in both men and women, so it is perfect for those who are not sure about the sex of their baby or who want to choose a unisex name.
For all these reasons, at MyCuteName we want to explain to you what the meaning of the name Andrea is, its origins, diminutives, or translations into other languages. We will also talk about the personality that usually surrounds these people, the saints or some famous people named Andrea. Are you going to miss it? Keep reading! Andrea is the name of a girl and a boy.

Andrea is a masculine name of Greek origin that means brave, manly, and masculine, thus, the meaning could be interpreted as "he who is very manly".


Andrea Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Andrea

The etymological root is located in the word of Greek origin "ανήρ " (anhr), which literally means "man" or "manly". This gave way to the names "Anderaz" and "Anderoiz", which today are known as "Andreas" or "Andrea". It can be used as a feminine or masculine name. For its part, Andrea is considered to be the Italian form of Andres, and can also be used in masculine or feminine.

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The popularity of the name Andrea

The name Andrea is a name that is common all around the globe, but this is not a popular name in Mississippi. In the year 2005, only 26 babies have named the name Andrea in Mississippi. In that year 4712 babies also bear the same girl’s name in the United States of America.

The highest recorded use of this name was in 1981 with a total of 11682 babies. This name was recorded 439227 times in the SSA public database in the year 1880 up to 2018. The time that this name appeared for the first time, was related to the year 1881. At that time this name was given to 5 newborn babies.

The mentioned name became a popular name in the year 1962. In the year 1980, the name “ Andrea “ became a popular given name in New Mexico. The all-time high record for the given name was in 1992 in the State of California with 1584 baby girls. Also in the last 90 years, the name “ Andrea “ was recorded 437071 times in the SSA database.


The personality of the name Andrea

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Andrea “,

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for noble, your regal bearing

D is for delight, a surprise from within

R is for realist, the way you are

E is for extra, those little things you do

A is for accord, the harmony you spread

If you are named Andrea, you are possibly intelligent and graceful. But sometimes you might not be friendly as others and you do not like to spend time with your family or neighbors. You are the one who appreciates luxury and elegance. It is notable for you that people perceive you as someone who helps others and encouraging people is one of your most brilliant characteristics.

The personality of the name Andrea
People called Andrea tend to have a very liberal character and buy nsive, therefore, they easily win the company of those around them. They are very sociable people, who love to spend time with their family, friends, or co-workers, therefore, it is always common to find them surrounded by people.
Likewise, those named Andrea are usually versatile and planners at work. One of their great virtues is their perseverance, which allows them to generate very good results in their careers. But in addition, Andrea is a very romantic person who gets carried away when feelings arise in her heart.

Diminutives and variations of the name Andrea
Some of the most common variations or diminutives are Andy, Andie, Dries, Dre, and Drew.
Some of the most common variations or diminutives are Andy, Andie, Dries, Dre, and Drew.

The name Andrea in other languages
In other languages, the name Andrea is translated as follows:
Spanish: Andres
Basque: Ander
Catalan: Andreu
English: Andre, Andrew
French: Andre
German: Andre, Andreas
Hungarian: Endre, Andor, Andras
Greek: Andreas
Bulgarian, Belarusian: Andrei, Andrey
Russian: Andrei, Andrey
Corsican: Adria
Croatian: Andrej, Andrija, Andro
Czech: Andrej, Ondřej
African: Andre, Deandre
Maori: Anaru

Andrea's Saint's Day
Andrea's name day or Saint's Day is November 30.

Numerology of the name Andrea
According to numerology, the lucky number of Andrea is 7.

Famous people named Andrea

Andrea Palladio who was born in the year 1507

Andrea Vesalius was born in the year 1514

Andrea Bocelli who was born in the year 1958

Andrea Mantegna was born in the year 1431

As you see, most people named “ Andrea “ were born many years ago, that’s why some people think that this name is an old-fashioned one. The truth is that the name is classic and it does not mean that the name should not be considered in the name selection process.


Similar names to the name Andrea

Alexander, Abigail, Ariel, Ella, and Abraham

You can select the names above as the names of Andrea’s siblings

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Comments on the name Andrea
07/01/2023 14:26:03

I extremely very hate name Andrea on boys name and not good that boys. Andrea is very girls name for give girls .

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is Andrea(pronounced On Dray Ah). Teache's and othe's often pronounce it wrong, and it gets annoying having to correct everyone. Which is why I usually spell it 'Andrıa' with the "ı". I haven't met anyone with the'same pronounciation yet. I like my name.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

andrea is such a GREAT name, that is the best name in the whole wide world! It's better than all the names ever made in history

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I really love my name. It is different and theren't aren't many people that I know with my name only about two people. Well my name is spelled different (Anderial) and I like the fact that it is spelled different and it is pronounced differently. But I Love my name, I wouldn't change it for nothing in the world.

01/10/2024 21:03:58

My name is Andrea and i love too! It's rare at my school and people always tell me It's a pretty name!

12/26/2023 08:42:32

I like it. It's really a boy's name but I'm a girl. It was unusual in 1978 when I was born. It's fairly common now but i'very rarely meet another Andrea. People pronounce it different ways but I don't care.

12/23/2023 18:41:54

My friend is named Andrea (an-dree-uh) and other friend is Aundrea pronouced the'same way too!

12/10/2023 11:49:44

It's my name. I just pronounce it by syllables (an-dre-yah) but there are times thag there would be an accent (on-drey-ah) It's a cool name though there would be a lot of Andreas around.

12/05/2023 10:44:48

My name is Andrea Louise. I love the name Andrea but not crazy about my middle name.

11/23/2023 17:47:20

I love my name! I pronounce On-drey-uh, and everyone calls me Drea or Dre.

10/26/2023 19:43:20

my middle name.... like it better than the first name

10/18/2023 20:59:18

if i have a little girl i would want to name her andrea and nick name her andie or andy :) i think thats so cute!

10/11/2023 17:39:04

when i was growing up i was the the only andrea in the whole town until i hit the 11th grade and another girl moved to town I say my name an-dre-uh and i like it even though people call me(my family) andi jo instead of andrea jo

10/11/2023 08:32:26

im an an-dree-a and i love the name. i didn't realize so many other people had problems with pronunciation, but like them i dont mind and actually find it inter'sting to see how other people pronounce it!

09/17/2023 01:45:32

pronounce it wrong, but I tell them to put an accent on 'e' and that helps sometimes.

09/16/2023 22:31:34

ok, my name is Andrea but pronounced oh~dre~uh. i love my name bcuz no one at my skool is named Andrea.

09/16/2023 03:07:46

My sisters name is Andrea, and she pronounces it ann-dree-uh, but she goes by Andie. She has forever.

09/02/2023 16:26:22

i am an andrea. straight up ann-dree-uh. the only way to go!

08/28/2023 14:10:54

My names andrea. alot of people say it wrong cuz i guess ther's like 3different ways to say it here in the USA. =) and then'they tell me that once they get so used to saying it like that they call other people with the'same pronounciation and then'the other persons like "heyy thats not how you say it" and its like the whole th ing just replaying all over again. haha but anyways i like my name i think its alright.

08/26/2023 16:02:28

I love my name! Even'though most people say it wrong, I am still in love with it!!!

08/16/2023 08:35:12

I know someone who spells her name Andraya and its because her mom wanted people to say on-dray-a not ann-dree-a. and most people say on-dray-a because of the way she'spells it.

08/15/2023 14:39:34

I named my first and only daughter Andrea 2 weeks after'she was born (January 1st,1984) because I loved the name, time was flying, I had never known anyone named that, and her Dad and I were fighting over what her name'should be (I hated his choices too!) and I took the initiative and sent off the birth cert. w/o consulting him at all.

08/15/2023 04:04:46

I named my first daughter Andrea. The name An-dree-uh was not at all common 25 years ago and she'still enjoys being the only Andrea in a room full of Ashleys which was much more popular in the mid- 80's. It is a very elegant name which suits her well even'today and It'sounds even more beautiful when her BrIt'sh friends say it.

08/14/2023 23:05:00

My name is mispronounced so much that I often no longer correct people. At one time it didn't bother me because people called me Adrienne, Alice, Angela, etc. but now it does bother me. I figured if at least they got the'six letters right then so be it. Many of the other Andreas that I'meet pronounce their name differently than I do. Perhaps that's why people get confused.

07/30/2023 17:11:30

Hi, I'm a UK based Andrea, pronounced Ann-dree-a, as per another I really answer to anything...but occasionally get called Audrey, Anthea and else mentioned this...perhaps I'm a bIt'strange❤️ I agree that Andrea is a great name as It's a normal rather than eccentric name, but still a little bit unusual.

07/30/2023 07:11:58

Andrea is not MY name, but it is my youngest niece's (now 18). Her parents, both Americans from 2 very different cultural origins, (her mother, my sister, is Ukrainian, and her father, my brother-in-law, is Egyptian) pronounce it "ANN-dree-ah", with the accent on "ANN". I have always pronounced it "on-DRAY-yah", with the accent on "DRAY". Her grandmother on her mother's side (my mom), is NATIVE UKRAINIAN with English being her 3rd or 4th language (Ukrainian is her 1st), and when she pronounces the name, she "Ukrainianizes" it and says any of the following, ALL with a rolled "R": "on-DRAY-yah", "on-DRAY-kah" or "on-DRAY-youchkah", the latter two being a diminutive of the name and frequently used by Ukrainian-speaking people as a term of endearment, especially with youngsters, not just specifically for the name Andrea, but most other names as well, including male names. The above just goes to show that there are indeed more than one pronunciation, frequently several, for not just Andrea, but for other names, too, for various reasons. It is for this reason that I decided to ask my niece, when she got a bit older, what she calls he'sELF, as I realized that that's the only one who mattered here, as it was HER name and how she chooses to pronounce it and wants or expects othe's to pronounce it, was HER prerogative alone. So I asked her at 2 different stages of her life, once when she was 5 and the 2nd and last time when she was 14, both times explaining how different people called her by different names (or pronounced it differently) and that I wanted to know how she referred to he'self when she told people her name. And both times I got the'same answer: My name is "ANN-dree-yah", but I prefer to be called "ANJ". Just like YOU, Aunt Nadia, when you prefer to be called "NAJ". So there you have it. My Andrea, is just plain, but good ol' Anj, and I'm just plain, & good ol' Aunt "NAJ". And I wouldn't have it any other way...

07/26/2023 01:13:12

Im an Andrea!!...but since im hispancI'many of my friends say it on-dray-a..while all my american'teache's say on-dree-a or ann-dree-a..i prefer an-dree-a..i think that'show It'sounds the best...

07/06/2023 02:28:30

My name is Andrea and I absolutely LUV my name! EVERYBODY pronounces it "An-dreea" but I wanna be called "ondraya". Not very many people have this name, and that is why I love it! It is also a beautiful name as well.

06/28/2023 05:47:54

My name is Andrea and I love it. I think It's a strong name, not too popular but not too bizarre either.

06/01/2023 04:18:14

My name is Anndrea (yes, with 2 N's) Dannette. When I was younger I hated both names, mostly because I had went by Annde my whole life (and still do). It is pronounced Ann-DREE-ah but I have heard it pronounced all different kinds of ways tho I don't know how folks came up with a lot of then, As I have gotten older, I realized that both my first and middle names were after mt parents' middle names-Ann for my mother, Daniel for my father-and since my dad Isn't here anymore I have learned to love and appreciate BOTH names. I have, however, always liked being the only Anndrea or Annde in my class, social groups, etc and being first (or at least real close to the top of the list) when people were going in alphabetical order by their first names. Another reason I have grown to love my name is that it is not very popular so it makes me stand out pretty much any and everywhere!

05/31/2023 20:39:46

I love my name too. But yes, many people pronounce it differently. I am Andréa (like the fault line in California). I love that I have so many nicknames; Andi, Dréa, Dre, I was even Japandi when I was living in Japan :)

05/25/2023 03:19:04

i love my name, i was always the only andrea in school and i think its a pretty name.. my dad picked it out. beware everyone pronounces it differently though. i go by an-dre-a and lots of people pronounce it an-dree-uh.... i used to go by and i when i was really young because i couldn't say my name very well.

05/22/2023 00:04:56

My best friends name is Andrıa. I always thought it was such a pretty name. no ever pronounces it properly they pronounce it an-dre-a when it actually is on-dra-ah and since it is french it is spelled Andrıa you need to have the accent or she goes Flippy! she has a ton of nicknames!

05/21/2023 00:16:38

My name is Andreah pronounced Ann-dray-ah. It is so uncommom but it is a way to spell Andrea and every site I search on said the only time more than 10 in a year have been named Andreah was 22 in 2015 which is when I was born. You can pronounce it any way you want people who i first meat can never'say it right and someone onced called me Andrew. But its a beautiful name and I wouldn't change it.

05/06/2023 21:43:02

It's my name and I love it! It's not people do mispronunciate, but i don't really care, I kind of think It's funny when'they do.

04/30/2023 18:28:44

I love my is a boys but i don't care. Nobody spells it right or pronounces it right either but i don't care. I'm proud of it. I rarely meet andother Andrea even'though It's a little popular. i've heard It's popular in other places to! I really like my name!

04/28/2023 01:31:46

My name is Andrea but I go by Ande. It's not that I dislike the name, I just think that it is to formal for me. BTW, the comment that was left on july 2 ... I get just the opposite. I'm an ann-dree-a ... maybe It's because of where we live❤️❤️!!

04/23/2023 23:04:36

I'm an Ann-Dree-ah. I love it in english, but in french It's more cut: Andrı-ah - yuck, too mannish.

04/21/2023 14:56:38

im from romania and it is a VERY VERY VERY common name of 3 people i knwo its called andreea probably...but when i travel its nice cuz its not that common at all and romanian spelling its very particular "two E"so i do love my name

04/09/2023 11:24:22

Andrea is my name and I love it!! The only problem is NOBODY pronounces it right!! Everyone says ann-dree-a, and the correct pronunciation is on-dray-a

03/23/2023 00:01:36

i love that name i have a friend named Andrea she pronounces it OHN-DREE-A also another friend who pronounces it AHN-DREE-AA

03/08/2023 19:24:34

I love this name! When I have a baby girl I will namer her Andrea. It's so pretty and I would probably pronouce it an-dree-uh.

03/01/2023 04:36:38

My name is Andrea, prnounced as you would the feminine Andrew (my father's name). I really like the name, but the thing about it is there are many ways to pronounce it, and every Andrea seems to prefer the way which she is least often called. I'm always hearing "on-dray-uh" and cringing, whereas many girls/women whom prefer it that way cringe to being summoned by my prefferred pronunciation. Overall, though, I enjoy my name, and don't meet too many othe's with it.

02/26/2023 01:04:52

Pronounced ANDrea by Canadians, with the accent on the first syllable. In Scotland where my parents are from, It's pronounced AndREEa, with the accent on the middle syllable. I was sometimes teased that I was named for the'sunken Italian ship, the "Andrea Doria"; however, not true. I was named after my mother's brother Andrew (Andy). My fellow athlete friends called me Andy for short, as one syllable is quicker on the court or on the field. No matter how my name is pronounced, I love it and would never change it. It'stands alone as an uncommon name, without being trite or bizarre. Working in a very large metropolis, and living in a nearby suburb, I am the only person I know with this name. I am also the only Andrea I know anywhere, who is 57 or older.

02/11/2023 10:10:40

In europe it is a very popular name and here in the US nobody seems to be able to pronounce it right. I like my name.

02/08/2023 12:31:34

my sister name is andrea is a beautiful name i recommended

01/30/2023 23:05:52

My name Andrea. I love my name. My mother wanted it pronounced On-dree-ah. Anyway you say it I will answer. It's not very common in my area and I stopped trying to teach people how to say it, too time consuming. I usually go by Andi, which is yet again the way my mom wanted It'spelled. Wouldn't change my name in a million years. Because no matter how you say it It's always beautiful!

12/31/2022 21:53:40

I love my name! I actually hate it when I'meet other Andrea's. I do not like when people mispronounce my name (there is one person who I don't mind). It's an-dree-ah NOT on-dree-ah or on-dray-ah. But my name MUST be pronounced on-dray-ah if you are saying it in Spanish. It's much appreciated. ^^

12/30/2022 20:01:56

It's a wonderful name to have. yes, people do mispronounce my name, but I just correct them.

11/20/2022 06:05:04

Love my name...although growing up I wasn't too keen. In the UK, we pronounce it And-ree-a! didn't know many Andreas whilst at school, but there are three, including myself where I work now!

11/17/2022 22:14:44

This its my name too except my mom spelt it "keelie" keelie Elizabeth. It is quite fitting.

11/16/2022 23:19:20

My name is Andrea. I had no idea it was so common until I was recommended this site by my mother. My full name is Alexandrea which is funny because my husband is Alexander (Alex) and It's like a clash, our names. Sometimes i go by Drea, but I usually go by just Andrea. My daughter Marleena appreciates my (and her own) name. She loves long names like us!

11/07/2022 02:26:52

this name isnt so bad around small towns. i grew up in the same small town surrounded by small towns and i never had an issue with anyone pronouncing it wrong. I did however have alot of problems with kids picking on me in elementary school because its the feminine version of andrew and so of course you hear that alot. i cant give you any information on how it would effect someone in a city but i have never had any issues. i think it is a strong beautiful name for any little girl.

11/06/2022 14:59:10

ann-DREE-uh for me. I love my name. And It's an easy icebreaker -- people are always asking me is it anndreeuh or ondrayuh❤️ I respect the other pronunciation, but I love mine

11/01/2022 13:01:20

My name is spelled Aundrea like from the girl in Making the band 3. I prounonce it like it is spelled on-drea. My nickname at my school is drea even my teache's call me that. I LOVE IT ALOT>

10/25/2022 08:30:34

I have had this name my whole life (obviously) and I have never had is pronounced correctly the first time. I have had to go by Andie since Jr high just so I will know when people are talking to me. I highly recommend you never name your child this. They will forever be correcting people on the pronunciation of their name.

10/24/2022 00:10:54

this is my name but i spell it daniyah ] p.S. i like pancakjes :)

10/21/2022 06:56:18

My name is An-dree-uh. I love my name but people always mispronounce it.

10/20/2022 04:11:40

My sister's name is Andrea - pronounced Ann-dree-uh.

09/16/2022 01:07:34

My name is Andrea Rose and I love it! EVERYONE says "Andreeah". But who cares, at least its my name.

08/23/2022 08:12:36

My name is Andrea and nobody ever'says it correctly. My name is pronounced just like it I know of people who have the name Aundrya and pronounce is on-dray-a.

08/03/2022 10:34:48

My name is Andrea, and I think I'm special because I dont know anyone else who has my name! When I have new teache's the'sometimes prnounce my name wrong but I think its ok!

07/30/2022 11:25:12

its my middle name but bravely and manly thats so cool

07/18/2022 00:12:54

My name is Andrea but it is pronounced so many different ways. I prefer an-dray-uh. My family pronounces it ann-dree-uh which I don't really like. Still othe's call me an-dree-uh. I don't too much correct people anymore, its such a pain! I wish I would've gotten a cooler name, like my sister...her name is London!

05/20/2022 21:45:18

Wow I didn't know there were so many Tamela's in the US. I have a twin sister named Pamela, so I always have to say "like Pamela except with a T". Glad I am not the only one. My name is unique and I love it, people still mispronounce my name, everyone calls me Tammy for short, but my sweetheart loves my name and calls me Tamela, no one else does.

02/03/2022 15:39:00

My name is Andrea except pronounced on-dree. I'might as well be Ondree!!

01/28/2022 05:55:48

im writing a novel and i choose to name the main character andrea. i think it is a stunning name, that is elegant yet fun and light.

11/27/2021 23:31:30

I'm Andrea (pronounced Ahn-dreh-ah with a rolled R). I don't roll the R. My parents have accents, so i don't know if they are saying Ahn or Ann. My sister & cousins (who have no accent) say the Ahn sound, so I assume It's Ahn. They say Ahn-dray-ah. I say Ann-dray-ah though when I'meet people through family. Back in my school days, no one called me by my name. I was Ann-dree-ah by all from nursery school through high school. I spoke up, so I'm not sure why everyone got it wrong. Even my best friends said Ann-dree-ah & they were at my house often hearing my family say my name, but they never'said it like my family says it. As I got older, I realized that Ahn-dree-ah is the closest pronounciation to my name & by the time my husband met me I was Ahn-dree-ah. i've been introducing myself as Ahn-dree-ah for 24 years now. I do also go by Ahn-dray-ah/Ann-dray-ah a lot, like at work for example, but mostly only by family. I currently work with 500 people & at this company I hear 4 pronounciations all day long, including the one I was born with. I introduce myself at work as Ahn-dree-ah. My husband & friends call me Ahn-dree-ah. My nicknames are Ange & Annie.

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09/10/2021 00:33:36

My name is Andrea and I'm 56 so when my mother named me wasn't a very popular name but I love my name It's beautiful. I pronounce it Ann-dre-a not Unn-drea. I had a nickname when I was little, it was d r e a I would be rather called my full name I think It's beautiful.

09/05/2021 18:59:42

My name is pronounced On-dree-ah. Not too many people call me that, and its so funny when I introduce myself and say "Hi, my name is On-dree-ah" and they reply with "Oh, nice to meet you An-dre-uh." Frustrating. But I love my name! (Oh, and my middle name is Lousie too!)

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Andrea FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Andrea?
The origin of the name Andrea is Mexican.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Andrea?
Manly, Virile
*️⃣ How many people are named Andrea?
Almost 441000 people are named Andrea.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Andrea?
The names of Anais, Anissa, Anisa, Florenz, Anessa