First name origins & meanings:
- Greek: Courageous
- Greek: Valiant, courageous
- Welsh: Wise
First name variations: Dru, Drewa, Drewee, Drewia, Drewie, Drewy, Anders, Andor, Andre, Andreas, Andrae, Andrei, Andres, Andros, Andy, Aindrea, Andery, Andonis, Andru, Andrue, Audrew, Andie, Andrews, Andrzej, Andrew, Drewe
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a short form of Andrew.
(Norman): from the Germanic personal name Drogo, which is of
uncertain origin; it is possibly akin to Old Saxon (gi)drog
‘ghost’, ‘phantom’, or with a stem meaning ‘to bear’, ‘to carry’ (Old
High German tragan). Whatever its origin, the name was borne by
one of the sons of Charlemagne, and was subsequently popular
throughout France in the forms Dreus, Drues (oblique
case Dreu, Dr(i)u), whence it was introduced to England
by the Normans. Drogo de Monte Acuto (as his name appears in its
Latinized form) was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder
of the Montagu family, among whom the personal name
Drogo was revived in the 19th century.
- English (of Norman
origin): nickname from Middle English dreue, dru, Old
French dru, ‘favorite’, ‘lover’ (originally an adjective,
apparently from a Gaulish word meaning ‘strong’, ‘vigorous’, ‘lively’,
but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element
trūt, drūt ‘dear’, ‘beloved’).
- English (of
Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France
called Dreux, from the Gaulish tribal name Durocasses.
- English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the
preposition de, from any of the numerous places in France named
from Old French rieux ‘streams’.
- Irish: when not an adoption of the English surname, a reduced Anglicized form
of Gaelic Mac an Druaidh or Ó Druaidh or Ó
Draoi ‘son’ and ‘descendant of the druid’, from draoi
‘druid’, genitive druadh or draoi.
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