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Origin & Meaning

The name Drew is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Drew is "wise".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "nickname for names ending with -drew".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1169  in baby name popularity for girls with 208 occurrences.  It ranked 322 in popular baby names for boys with 1053 occurrences. 

View the Drew Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Drew has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Drew to other names.


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Some famous bearers of this name include: Drew Barrymore, Drew Carey, Drew Bledsoe.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Drew in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Drew in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.