Andreas - Meaning of Andreas
[ 3 syll. an-drea(s), and-re-as ] The baby boy name Andreas is pronounced in German as aaN-DREH-aaS †. Andreas is of Old Greek origin, and it is used mainly in Dutch, English, German, Greek, Spanish, Scandinavian, and Welsh.
Andreas is a German, Greek, Scandinavian, and Welsh variant transcription of Andrew (English, Greek, and Russian).
Andreas is a widely used name; it has 23 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant transcriptions include Anders (also used in Dutch and Scandinavian), Andras, Andre (also used in Dutch, French, German, and Portuguese), Andrei (also used in Russian), Andrew, and Andrés (also used in Estonian and Spanish). Other English variants include the pet forms Andi (also used in Albanian, German, Hungarian, and Spanish) and Andy.
Variation transcriptions of Andreas used in foreign languages include Aindréas (Gaelic), Ander (Basque), Andor (Hungarian and Scandinavian), Andrassy (Hungarian), Andrej (Czech and Slavic), Andrejs (Latvian), Andreo (Spanish), Andrey (Russian), Andries (Dutch), Andro (Slavic), Andrzei (Polish), Andrzej (Polish), Antreas (Armenian), Antti (Finnish), Jedrzej (Polish), and Ondrej (Czech and Slavic).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of Andreas.
Andreas is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 2006 with 0.010% of baby boys being named Andreas. Its ranking then was #880. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is of only very light use now. Among the group of boy names directly related to Andreas, Andrew was the most frequently used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Andreas include Aindréas, Aindrias, Andrassy, Andrea, Andreyka, Andrija, Andrius, Antares, Antreas, Antarius, Anders, Andras, András, Andrejs, Andres, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrez, and Andrezj.
† Pronunciation for Andreas: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"