Andy - Meaning of Andy
[ 2 syll. an-dy, and-y ] The baby boy name Andy is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as AENDiy- †. Andy is largely used in the English language, and its origin is Old Greek, Scandinavian, Latin, Old English, and English-American.
Andy is a diminutive form of the name Anakin (English).
Andy is also a diminutive form of the name Anatoli (Russian).
Andy is also a diminutive form of the name Anders (Dutch, English, Finnish, and Scandinavian).
Andy is also a variant of the name Anderson (English).
Andy is also a diminutive form of the name Andre (Dutch, English, French, German, and Portuguese).
Andy is also a diminutive form of Andreas.
Andy is also a diminutive form of the name Andres (Spanish, Estonian, German, and Slavic).
Andy is also an English diminutive form of the name Andrew (English, Greek, and Russian).
Andy is also a diminutive form of the name Anthony (English).
Andy is also a diminutive form of Anton.
Andy is also a variant of the name Shandy (English).
Andy is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as fairly trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2008 with 0.084% of baby boys being given the name Andy. It ranked at #211 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.063% and its ranking #274. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Andy, Anthony was the most regularly used. In 2012, it was used 10 times more than Andy. Andy has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Andy: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Andy:
Actor Andy Dick, born 21 December 1965, Charleston, South Carolina.
Actor Andy Garcia, born Andrés Arturo Garcia-Menendez, 12 April 1956, Havana, Cuba.
Actor Andy Griffith, born 1 June 1926, Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Artist Andy Warhol, born Andrew Warhola, 6 August 1928 - 22 February 1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Comedian Andy Kaufman, born 17 January 1949 - 16 May 1984, New York, New York.
Comedian Andy Samberg, born 18 August 1978, Berkeley, California.
Tennis Player Andy Roddick, born Andrew Stephen Roddick, 30 August 1982, Omaha, Nebraska.
TV Personality Andy Milonakis, born 30 January 1976, Katonah, New York.