National Andrew Day is celebrated on August 1 every year. Widely known as a popular name for men, ‘Andrew’ has long existed in history. Not only is it a prominent first name, but it has also been popularized as a surname. From “Titanic’s” Mr. Andrews to Hollywood legend Julie Andrews this name has been widespread. Today, we celebrate all the Andrews in history, including political figures, historical icons, Hollywood actors, and pop icons. What’s more, it’s also the time to greet all the Andrews in your life — friends, relatives, and family members. Learn more ways to celebrate National Andrew Day today.
History of National Andrew Day
The name ‘Andrew’ was from the Greek name ‘Andreas’ which means ‘manly’ or ‘masculine.’ True enough, it became one of the most common names for men throughout the centuries. From a biblical standpoint, Andrew was the first disciple who joined Jesus Christ in the “Bible’s” New Testament. Many testified that he preached in the Black Sea region where he was later crucified on an X-shaped cross.
Some of the earliest men named Andrew included Saint Andrew of Trier in 235, Andrew I of Hungary in the 10th century, and Duke Andrew of Gaeta in the mid-11th century.
‘Andrew’ has consistently stayed in the top 100 of the most popular baby names in the United States since 1900. But its popularity wasn’t just contained in the U.S. alone. In 1940, it ranked 31 among the most common baby names in Australia. In the United Kingdom, it ranked third in 1964 and fourth in 1974. But it was in Scotland where it reached its peak as it was declared the most popular baby name in 1993 with almost 1,099 baby boys named ‘Andrew’ that year.
Andrew’s popularity continued in the U.S. during the 2000s as it reached the Top 10 in 2005. However, it slowly declined as the years went on. However, it once again made a comeback during the popularity of “The Amazing Spider-Man” where Andrew Garfield played Peter Parker. It was at this moment that the name was associated with heroic, boy-next-door, and empathic.
National Andrew Day timeline
The name ‘Andrew’ enters the top 100 list of the most common baby names in the U.S.
The popularity of Andrew reaches Australia, and it ranks at number 31 among the most common baby names.
Julie Andrews wins the Oscar for Best Actress for the film “Mary Poppins.”
After years of decline, ‘Andrew’ skyrockets by Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man.”
National Andrew Day FAQs
What is the female equivalent of ‘Andrew?’
The female equivalent of Andrew is Andrea.
What is the Irish name for ‘Andrew?’
Andrew in Irish is ‘Aindiru.’
Is Andie a unisex name?
Yes, Andie can be a nickname for both ‘Andrew’ or ‘Andrea.’
National Andrew Day Activities
Rewatch “Mary Poppins”
Nothing beats childhood nostalgia than a film that brings us back to our younger years. “Mary Poppins” starring Dame Julie Andrews will never disappoint!
Binge on “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise
Let’s pay tribute to the man who brought Andrew back to popularity. Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man” is every comic book movie fan’s cup of tea.
Take them out for a cup of coffee
The best way to celebrate National Andrew Day is to treat your friend or family member named ‘Andrew’ to a cup of coffee. Enjoy a fun day out full of good conversations over a cup of coffee.
5 Interesting Facts About The Name Andrew
Andrew in French
The French equivalent of Andrew is ‘Andre.’
Andrew Lloyd Webber
He is considered one of the most successful composers of all time.
Kings in Hungary
The name ‘Andrew’ has been given to three Kings in Hungary.
Andrew Garfield in 2022
Andrew Garfield is named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the World by “TIME.”
The Patron Saint
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Romania, Scotland, Greece, and Russia.
Why We Love National Andrew Day
It’s a lovable name
Andrew has a soft, lovable sound that never goes wrong with any person. It’s impossible not to love the name.
We love Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield is one of the most talented actors of his generation. He is an inspiration to the younger generation who aspires to be involved in the creative arts.
It has a meaning
The name symbolizes strength and chivalry. These are two great attributes that every man should possess.
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