Andries – Name Meaning

The name Andries is of Dutch origin and is derived from the Latin name Andreas, which means “manly” or “strong”. It is a popular name in the Netherlands, Belgium, and South Africa. The name has been used since the Middle Ages and was popularized by the Dutch explorer Andries de Vries.


The name Andries has a long history in Europe. It was first recorded in the Netherlands in 1250 as Andreis. It was also found in Germany, France, and England during the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, it became popular among Dutch settlers in South Africa. The name was also used by Dutch explorers such as Andries de Vries who explored parts of North America in the 17th century.


Andries is a popular name in many countries around the world. In the Netherlands, it is currently ranked as one of the top 100 names for boys. In Belgium, it is ranked as one of the top 50 names for boys. In South Africa, it is one of the most popular names for boys.

Famous People Named Andries

There are many famous people with the name Andries including:

  • Andries de Vries (17th century Dutch explorer)
  • Andries Bicker (17th century Dutch mayor)
  • Andries Pretorius (19th century Boer leader)
  • Andries van der Merwe (South African rugby player)
  • Andries Nel (South African politician)

Variations of the Name

The name Andries can be shortened to Andy or Drew. Other variations include: Andrei, Andrej, Anders, Anderz, and Andriy.

By Ava Isabella Hartley

Ava Isabella Hartley is a renowned expert in the field of onomastics, the study of names and their meanings, with a particular focus on baby names. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in the study of etymology, name trends, and cultural naming practices.

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