Cesalpino, Andrea

Cesalpino, Andrea

Cesalpino, Andrea: see Caesalpinus, Andreas.
Andrea is a given name common in many parts of the world:

  • In English, German, Hungarian, Portuguese and Spanish, Andrea is used as a woman's name, as the feminine form of Andrew, Andreas, András or Andre.
  • In Italy and Albania, Andrea is a masculine name, the equivalent of Andrew.
  • In Croatia and Slovenia, Andre(j)a is a feminine name, while Andrija, Andre and Andrej are masculine forms.
  • Andréa, with an accent mark, is a Brazilian Portuguese form of Andrea. The Portuguese equivalent (feminine of André) would be Andreia.
  • In Basque language Andrea is a variant of Andere, both used as woman names, in fact it means "woman, lady".
  • "Andrea" in this particular lettering, can be pronounced in many ways.

Origin of the name

It derives from the Greek ανήρ (anēr), genitive ανδρός (andrós), that indicates the man with reference to its masculinity, as opposed to the woman (while man in the meaning of human genre is άνθρωπος, ánthropos, ανθρώπου, anthrópou).

The original Greek name, Andréas, represents the hypocoristic, with endearment functions, of male Greek names composed with the andr- prefix, like Androgeos, Androcles, Andronikos.

In the year 2006, it was the third most popular name with 3.1% of newborns. It is one of the few Italian male names ending in a, with others being Elia (Elias), Enea (Aeneas), Luca (Lucas), Mattia (Matthias), Nicola (Nicholas), Tobia (Tobias).

It is traditionally popular because, according to the Christian Bible, Saint Andrew was one of the earliest disciples of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.

In various Latin-American countries the name Andrea is one of the most common and popular among girl names.

Notable people named Andrea





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