Origin of the name ANDREAS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ANDREAS.
ANDREAS (Ἀνδρέας). Original
Greek form of Andrew (q.v.), derived from the
vocabulary word andreia ("manliness"), or andreios
("manly, brave, courageous"), usually rendered "man, warrior."
Usage: Germany, Greece. (Prænomina,
Andreas, the name
of the Galilean fisherman, whom the Church Universal reveres as one of
the foremost in the Glorious Company of the Apostles. The saint
was martyred at Patras in Achaia, whence some of his relics were carried
in the fourth century to Scotland, and were thus the occasion of St.
Andrew's becoming the Metropolitan see. (History of Christian Names,