Quick Facts on Andres
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Man, warrior, brave
Characteristics of Andres
Etymology & Historical Origin - Andres
Andrés is the Spanish version of the name Andrew, which in turn is the anglicized form of the Greek name “Andreas”, stemming from ‘andr’ which translates into “man” or “warrior. Andrew (o Santo Andrés en Español) is the name of the first disciple called by Jesus in the New Testament. A Galilean fisherman and the brother of St. Peter, St. Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist and one of the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. After the Resurrection, St. Andrew went on to preach in Asia Minor and Greece. He became one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages and was chosen to be the patron saint of Russia, Greece and Scotland. Andrew has long been a popular boys’ name in the English-speaking world (particularly in Scotland), and Andrés has likewise enjoyed prominence among Spanish-speaking nations. In 2009, Andrés was ranked #64 in popularity in Spain and it achieves similar levels of popularity throughout South America.
Popularity of the Name Andres
Andrés has been on the U.S. popularity charts since the government began tracking naming trends back in 1880. The name’s popularity has been growing consistently and quietly along with the Latino/Hispanic population in America. The name peaked around position #150 and appears to be going slightly backwards down the charts in this new century. Still, as such an enduring favorite among Spanish-speakers, we’d like to see it stay put. The French André and the Spanish Andrés give old Andrew a much-needed European cosmopolitan facelift. Even though the name’s etymology gives it such a “manly, warrior-like” substance, Andrés is nonetheless delicately sophisticated and poetically charming.
Popularity of the Boy Name Andres
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Andres
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Andres
Andrés (For Whom the Bell Tolls) Andrés is a minor character in Ernest Hemmingway’s 1940 novel of the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls, but he plays an important part, having been chosen to carry a dispatch through enemy lines, and does so successfully despite great odds against him. He is a fierce and spunky young guerilla fighter, with all the usual Hemmingway macho love for battles, cars, bullfights, women, etc. Somehow, however, he comes across as just another nice guy forced into bravery by war who really only wants to go home and raise chickens.
Popular Songs on Andres
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Andres
Andres - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Andres.
Famous People Named Andres
Famous People Named Andres - Andrés Gómez (Ecuadorian tennis player); Andrés Bonifacio (Filipino revolutionary); Andrés Segovia (virtuoso guitarist); Andrés Galarraga (baseball player); Andrés Gimeno (Spanish tennis player)
Children of Famous People Named Andres
Famous People who Named their Son Andres - Andy Garcia (actor)
Andres - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Santo Andres (First Century) - Saint Andrew was a fisherman in Galilee at the time of Jesus in the first century. He and his brother, Peter, were the first disciples called upon by Jesus. "Immediately they left their nets and followed him." (Matthew 4:20). St. Andrew is often referred to as the Strong Apostle – a man of courage, valor, and manliness. Even his name has noble meaning, coming from the Greek word "andreios", which is translated "brave". Whoever dares to follow Christ must be andreios (manly, courageous), an Andrew. As the first to follow Jesus, along with John the Baptist, many old manuscripts refer to him with the title of honor: "the first-called." St. Andrew went onto preach after the Resurrection and is traditionally believed to have been martyred on an “X” shaped cross, which is how he is often artistically rendered. The patron saint of Scotland, legend has it that St. Andrew’s bones were brought to modern-day St. Andrew, Scotland after being called upon by an angel to carry the relics “towards the ends of the earth” and erect a church to house the bones. Present day St. Andrew is home to the famous golf course as well as the third oldest university in the U.K. (St. Andrews University) after Oxford and Cambridge.
Personality of the Boy Name Andres
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Andres