Name: Andrew

Origin and Meaning of the Name Andrew

  • Meaning:
    Man, warrior
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  • Meaning:
    Man, warrior
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    (AN droo)
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Miscellaneous Info for Andrew

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    English speaking countries
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    Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and of John the Baptist, who it is said was martyred by being crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X". He became a saint. This symbol is now referred to as Saint Andrew's cross. Andrew was the brother of Peter.

    Hurricane Andrew occurred in 1992 and was the second most destructive hurricane in US history, causing damage in the northwestern Bahamas, southern Florida south of Miami, and south-central Louisiana.

    Andrew is the name of the current Duke of York, son of Queen Elizabeth II. Other notable Andrews include American presidents Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and artist Andy Warhol.

    Andrew is a popular name throughout the USA, overall being the 8th most popular name in 2006. It is particularly popular in Missouri and Indiana, where it was the 3rd most popular name. It is somewhat less popular outside of the USA, but is in the top 50 in various Canadian provinces, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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