US Popularity:704
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Wise; Courageous; Strong
Possibly best known down to former child actress, Drew Barrymore, Drew is a gender-neutral name with Welsh origins. Meaning “wise,” Drew is a lovely choice for your newest little night owl. Drew was also once an alternative to the Greek names Andy or Andrew before becoming a name of its very own, which is where it gets its secondary meaning of "courageous" or "strong." If you’re planning on having your very own Charlie’s Angel or paying homage to a fellow family member called Andy, Drew is a quirky and strong name for any child.

Famous People Named Drew

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Drew Brees
    Football Player
  • Drew Carey

Drew Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Drew is currently #1301 on The Bump
Boy:Drew is currently #703 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Drew is currently #947 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Drew is currently #704 in U.S. births
Boy:Drew is currently #540 in U.S. births
Girl:Drew is currently #761 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 82
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 127, 388

  • Ancestry, Drew

  • Name Doctor, Drew

  • Behind the Name, Drew,July 2008

  • Behind the Name, Andrew, May 2020

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