What does the baby name Andy mean? Learn about what Andy means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Andy - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Andy
A-N-D-Y, is a 4-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Andy
AN dee
Meaning of Andy
Manly, daring.
Origin of Andy
The name 'Andy' is a diminutive form of the name 'Andrea' or 'Andrew'. 'Andrea' is derived from the Greek name 'Andreas', which means 'manly' or 'brave'. 'Andrew' also has Greek origins, derived from the name 'Andreas' or 'Andros', which means 'man' or 'warrior'. The name 'Andy' is often used as a nickname or a shortened form of these longer names.
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Popularity of Andy
The name 'Andy' has been moderately popular as a given name for girls. It gained popularity in the mid-20th century and has remained relatively steady since then. While not ranking among the top names, 'Andy' has been consistently used as a nickname or a standalone name for girls.
Andy currently has 1 like, and is in the top 21% of liked girl's names. The name Abeke is slightly more popular than Andy.

Etymology of Andy

The etymology of the name 'Andy' can be traced back to its longer forms, 'Andrea' and 'Andrew'. 'Andrea' comes from the Greek word 'andros', meaning 'man', while 'Andrew' is derived from the Greek word 'andreios', meaning 'manly'. The name 'Andy' carries the same meaning as its longer forms, signifying strength and bravery.

Cultural Significance of Andy

The name 'Andy' does not hold significant cultural significance on its own. However, its longer forms, 'Andrea' and 'Andrew', have cultural significance in various cultures. 'Andrea' is a popular name in many European countries, while 'Andrew' is commonly found in English-speaking countries. These names often have religious connotations, as 'Andrew' is the name of one of the apostles in Christianity.