Drew is an English boy’s name that means “manly, strong” and is a diminutive of the name Andrew. Drew has never been as popular as Andrew and that divide has gotten wider in the last decade. Drew is occasionally used as a girl’s name thanks to actress Drew Barrymore but the trend never took off.
Meaning of the name Drew:
English: manly, strong
Origin of the name Drew:
Drew is an English boy’s name that means “manly, strong”. Drew is a diminutive of the name Andrew.
Symbolism of the name Drew:
Drew has a namesake in the Andrew clematis flower. The flower is a vibrant purple large petaled climbing plant. Clematis symbolize artistry, ingenuity, creativity, and artifice.
Style of the name Drew:
Gender of the name Drew:
Drew is a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Drew:
Number of syllables in the name Drew:
Emotion evoked from the name Drew:
Drew evokes feelings of strength and ingenuity.
Alternative spellings for the name Drew:
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Popularity of the name Drew:
According to the Social Security Administration, Drew is a boy’s name that first became popular in 1939. Drew was at peak popularity in the 1990’s and has declined in the last few years. Drew was #530 as of 2020.
Related names for the name Drew:
Great middle names for the name Drew and their meanings:
- Grant (large)
- Nolan (champion)
- Ronan (little seal)
- Lachlan (from the fjord-land)
- Kieran (little dark one)
- Elias (Yahweh is God)
- Sebastian (person from the city of Sebastia)
- Gabriel (God is my strength)
- Nathaniel (gift of God)
- Nicholas (people of victory)
- Matthew (gift of God)
Famous people with the name Drew:
- Drew McQueen Bledsoe (American football player)
- Drew Tilanus Dirksen (American musician)
- Drew Chadwick (American singer)
- Drew Gooden (American YouTuber and Vine comedian)
- Drew Monson (American YouTuber)
Drew in popular culture:
- Drew Wu (television, ”Grimm”)
- Drew Pickles (television, “Rugrats”)
- Drew (television, Pokemon series)
- Drew Misham (video game, “Ace Attorney”)
- Drew (television, “Quantico”)