Painting by Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Solari (1460-1524)

Origin: English, German, Italian, Spanish

Meaning: It’s the Italian masculine form of Andreas meaning “of man” or “belonging to man”.

It’s also a feminine form of Andrew, which means “of man” or “belonging to man”

Variants: Andria, Drew, Andie/Andy

Gender: Unisex

Other languages: Andreas, Andre, Andrew, Ander, Anders (all male); Andriana, Andrina, Drea (all female)

Although Andrea is used as a female name in the U.S., in Italy it’s strictly a male name used for boys, not girls.


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