Usage: Andy is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Andy are in general originating from Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Andy across the world, see Andrew.
Meaning: Man, Manly
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
Qualities: Leader, Visionary
Ruling planet: Saturn
Colors: Black, Purple
Gemstones: Ruby, Amethyst
The name Andy is ranked on the 106th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 4628800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.064% of the population. The name Andy has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Andy for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Andy is 30 November.
History and Origin
Andy is predominantly a diminutive version of the male given name Andrew, and variants of it such as Andreas and Andrei. The form of the variation is based on the Scottish "-ie" diminutive ending. Andrew is derived from the Greek name Andreas, meaning "man". Andy is also occasionally used as a diminutive for the female given name Andrea in the English, German, Scandinavian and Spanish feminine version of the name Andrew (although Andrea is a masculine name in Italian). It is also occasionally spelled "Andie", "Andi", "Andii", or "Andee" (these more often as a feminine name, but not exclusively). Andy (in and of itself, not as a nickname) is the 217th most popular name in the US, with less than 0.001% of the people with this spelling of the name being female. The Indian name Anindya (meaning "one who cannot be criticised") is also sometimes shortened to Andy.
Scottish and English: pet form of Andrew.
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