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
- Andrew meets Jesus: Matthew 4:18 (scroll down to verse 18) and Mark 1:16 (scroll down to verse 16)
- Andrew listed as an apostle: Matthew 10:2
Variations of the boy name Andrew
Male: Andreas, Andy
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