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Biblical Names

Andrew

Pronunciation: AN-droo
Origin of name: Greek
Meaning of name: Manly

The Story Behind This Baby Name

Andrew was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus who later became apostles in the early church. He worked as a fisherman with his brother Simon Peter in Bethsaida, and was a disciple of John the Baptist before he met Jesus. He is said to have been martyred by crucifixion on an “X”-shaped cross, a shape now referred to as St. Andrew’s cross.

Scriptures for the Bible Stories of the Boy Name Andrew

Variations of the boy name Andrew

Male: Andreas, Andy
Female:
Andrea

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2 Responses to “Andrew”

  1. I would like to find out what my children’s names means: Ané (girl) and Adré (boy). Your help would really be appreciated.

    Posted by Anell | October 23, 2008, 5:41 am
  2. Anell, I don’t find either name in the Bible. However, Ané is similar to “Anna”, which means “grace”.

    Adré is similar to “Adri”, which is Hindi for “rock” — but even one letter difference could mean that it has an entirely different origin and meaning. Are they family names? If you know the ethnic origin, that could help you in your search.

    Blessings and all the best to you and your family!

    Posted by bookworm | October 23, 2008, 2:51 pm

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