Alternate spellings: Andria, Andi, Andra, Ondrea, Andy
Brace yourselves, Mom and Dad: Andrea’s an Italian version of the Greek name Andreas, which means “manly”…not a label you want to stick your daughter with at birth. But Andrea’s manliness has never stopped parents from picking this beauty (though it might explain why dude-ish nickname Andy is so popular). Andrea appeared in the 1600s, has been on the U.S. charts most years since the late 1800s, and peaked at #23 in 1978.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008