Andrea - Meaning of Andrea
[ 3 syll. an-drea, and-r-ea ] The baby boy name Andrea is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is aeNDREYah or AENDRiyah in English or aaNDREHaa in German †. Andrea is used predominantly in the Italian language and its origin is Old Greek. Andrea is a variant of the name Andrew (English, Greek, and Russian).
Andrea is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1976, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Andrea. It ranked at #599 then. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly linked to Andrea, Andrew was the most popular. There were times from 1957 to 1983 when more boys than girls were named Andrea, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 1989, the name Andrea was given to 68 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Andrea include Aindriú, Amador, Amadore, Amidar, Amidror, Amintor, Amyntor, Andery, Andreo, Andreu, Andria, Andrie, Antara, Antero, Amintore, Anamitra, Antario, Ontario, Andar, and Ander.
† Pronunciation for Andrea: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
A famous person named Andrea is Andrea Casiraghi, Royalty, born 8 June 1984.