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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: DRU
Meaning: wise
Related Names: Andi, Andre, Andrew, Andy, Dru, Drucilla

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male/female



Rank in 2000s: 216


Name: drew Origin: Welsh,, Meaning (no case): wise



In English for a boy, Drew means a variation of Andrew. In English for a girl, it means "brave." Drew means "trustworthy" in German for boys. In Greek and Irish, it's "courageous" for a boy or girl.[1] Drew means "wise" in Welsh for boys.[1]


Drew was ranked the 968th most popular name for a girl in the United States in 2005. It was the 198th most popular for a boy in 2008.[1]

The popularity of the name Drew in other countries:

  • 137th - as a boy's name in Australia (2003)
  • 265th - as a boy's name in Canada (BC) (2005)
  • 341st - as a boy's name in Belgium (2005)
  • 451st - as a girl's name in Canada (BC) (2004)
  • 679th - as a girl's name in Australia (2003)[1]

Drew is a common last name. It's the 1301st most common surname in the United States according to the 1990 U.S. Census.


  • Drew is a plantation in Maine, organized on September 8, 1856. On April 5, 1921 Drew was incorporated as a town, but in the depths of the Great Depression it surrendered its status and reverted to a plantation, as it remains today.[1]
  • Author of the Nancy Drew books, Carolyn Keene, doesn't actually exist. The Stratemeyer Syndicate owned the copyright to the Nancy Drew series and would hire people to write the books based on an outline. These authors were under contract not to reveal their identity.[1]
  • Dr. Drew Pinski, of the talkshow "Loveline," was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune in 1984. He won forty gallons of Sunny Delight and a year's supply of Turtle Wax as consolation prizes.[1]
  • Writer Drew Goddard is best known for his work on the television show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Drew joined the writing staff of "Lost" in the 2006-2007 season. More recently, Drew wrote the 2008 movie "Cloverfield."


Towns in the United States named Drew:

  • Drew, Mississippi

Towns in the USA with Drew in their name:

  • Drewsville, New Hampshire[1]

Television characters named Drew:

  • Drew Curtis (Home and Away)
  • Drew Rock (Everybody Hates Chris)
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show)
  • Drew Jacobs (The Guiding Light)
  • Drew Rock (Everybody Hates Chris)
  • Drew Thacher (Life Goes On)

Film characters named Drew:

  • Drew Ballinger (Deliverance)
  • Drew (Office Space)
  • Drew (Meet Joe Black)
  • Drew Decker (Scary Movie)
  • Drew Evanson (The Other Sister)
  • Drew Marmillion (Steel Magnolias)[1]

Songs with the name Drew:

  • "Dearest Drew" (Cruiserweight)
  • "Nancy Drew" (Relient K)[1]


Celebrity babies named Drew:

Celebrities with Drew as a last name:



Drew Smith, Drew Johnson, Drew Williams, Drew Jones, Drew Brown, Drew Davis, Drew Miller, Drew Wilson, Drew Moore, Drew Taylor, Drew Aardsma, Drew Aarestad, Drew Aaron, Drew Aasen, Drew Abbadessa, Drew Abbate, Drew Abbey, Drew Abdon, Drew Abdulla, Drew Abejon, Drew Abel, Drew Aber, Drew Abercrombia, Drew Abercrombie, Drew Abernathy, Drew Ableman, Drew Abney, Drew Abrams, Drew Abramson, Drew Absad, Drew Accordino, Drew Achenbach, Drew Acheson, Drew Achterhof, Drew Acierno, Drew Acierto, Drew Acker, Drew Ackerman, Drew Ackermann, Drew Ackert, Drew Ackley, Drew Ackman, Drew Aclkey, Drew Acquarulo, Drew Acquaviva, Drew Acy, Drew Adain, Drew Adam, Drew Adams, Drew Adamson, More results

Author: JL Perry

Facts about DrewRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning wise  +
Meaningnc wise  +
Name drew  +
Origin Welsh  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation DRU  +
Rank in 2000s 216  +
Related Andi  +, Andre  +, Andrew  +, Andy  +, Dru  +, and Drucilla  +
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