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Drew - Meaning of Drew

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Meaning of the name Drew

[ 1 syll. drew, dr-ew ] The baby boy name Drew is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is DRuw- †. Drew is used chiefly in the English, Scottish, and Welsh languages, and its origin is Old Greek, Germanic, and Old English.

Drew is a short form of the name Andrew (English, Greek, and Russian) in the English, Scottish, and Welsh languages.

Drew is also a diminutive form of the name Drogo (English).

Drew is also a diminutive form of the name Woodrow (English).

See also the related forms, Drequan and Dreshawn.

Drew is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 1980s. At the modest height of its usage in 1985, 0.118% of baby boys were given the name Drew. It ranked at #126 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.061% and its ranking #282. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Drew, Andrew was the most popular. In 2012, it was used 10 times more than Drew. In the past century Drew has mostly been a baby boy name. In 2005, the name Drew was given to 7 times as many baby boys than girls.

Baby names that sound like Drew include Dru, Drue, D'Or, Dar, Dare, Darow, Darr, Dáire, Deetar, Der, Derr, Dhoire, Dhoyre, Dire, Dor, Dore, Doyre, Dray, Dre, and Drewri.

† Pronunciation for Drew: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"

A famous person named Drew is Comedian Drew Carey, born 23 May 1958, Cleveland, Ohio.

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