Drew - Meaning of 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, Old English, and Germanic.
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).
Drew is a popular baby name for boys. 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 steeply fallen in popularity, and is of infrequent use in recent years. In 2012, its usage was only 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. There were times from 1995 to 1995 that the name Drew was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 2004, the name Drew was given to 7 times as many baby boys than girls.
† 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.