Andrew

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀνδρέας (Andreas), cognate with ἀνδρεῖος (andreios, manly), both from ἀνήρ (anēr, man)

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Andrew

  1. The first Apostle in the New Testament.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1890 John Davidson, Perfervid: The Career of Ninian Jamieson, Ward and Downey 1890, page 94:
      I like him - I like a man who can be extreme. Depend upon it, Miss Mercer - but what is his first name?" "Andrew." "A good name, though common - there is a possibility of a sound reputation in Andrew Morton, especially if he narrows himself down to a point - - -
    • 1966 Ester Wier, The Barrel, D. McCay Co. 1966, page 57:
      "Well, I'd say he ought to have a Scottish name like Andrew or Bruce or Sandy...or...Duncan...or Angus or..." He ticked them off on his fingers as they came to mind.
    • 1985 Ed McBain, Eight Black Horses, Simon&Schuster 2003, ISBN 074346690X, page 138-139:
      Lloyd was a piss-ant name. Andrew was better because Andrew was one of the twelve apostles, and anybody with a twelve-apostle name was a good guy. If you were reading a book - which Parker rarely did - and you ran across a guy named Luke, Matthew, Thomas, Peter, Paul, James, like that, you knew right off he was supposed to be a good guy. - - - He would have preferred to be called Andrew, which was his true and honorable middle name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A village in Alberta, Canada
  5. A city in Iowa
  6. An unincorporated community in West Virginia

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