Drew

Drew - A very unique male name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Drew, meaning strong and manly, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1144. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Drew and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Drew? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Drew. The baby boy name Drew was given to 1,215 baby boys in 2012, ranking #281 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,351 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Drew peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 125.



Famous with this name

Drew Barrymore
Drew Goddard
Drew Carey


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Drew is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Drew is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #117 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #586.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Drew is where you live.


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Drew origin and meaning

Drew is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means strong and manly. To see famous people named Drew, pop culture references for the name Drew and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Drew

We've found the following names that sound similar to Drew, sorted by popularity.

Dario / Dru / Darey / Darry / Didier / Dara / Dieter / Dior / Derry / Dre /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012281
2011283
2010247
2009272
2008245
2007212
2006207
2005196
2004212
2003221
2002217
2001219
2000187
1999175
1998186
1997169
1996163
1995160
1994171
1993172
1992179
1991176
1990159
1989149
1988159
1987159
1986138
1985125
1984153
1983181
1982229
1981242
1980289
1979312
1978319
1977356
1976375
1975406
1974392
1973459
1972451
1971461
1970406
1969417
1968392
1967399
1966371
1965391
1964397
1963386
1962384
1961334
1960326
1959335
1958370
1957352
1956340
1955464
1954466
1953504
1952492
1951509
1950477
1949458
1948515
1947486
1946432
1945783
1944793
1943748
19421099
19411157
1940917
19391252
19381269
19351565
19321608
19311636
19301674
19201774
19191446
19141357
19131144

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine117
New Hampshire129
Louisiana130
Indiana131
Massachusetts146
Minnesota154
Wisconsin158
South Dakota171
Iowa172
North Dakota191
Michigan194
Connecticut203
Maryland204
Missouri205
Montana205
Nebraska208
Pennsylvania211
Ohio214
New Jersey227
Virginia239
Hawaii259
Utah268
West Virginia277
Arizona288
New Mexico295
New York300
Oregon300
Nevada313
Washington314
Idaho326
Tennessee327
Kansas332
Illinois332
North Carolina382
California383
Texas401
Colorado421
Florida422
South Carolina423
Georgia429
Oklahoma442
Arkansas503
Mississippi513
Alabama517
Kentucky586

Even more about Drew


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Drew a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Drew?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1985
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Drew
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,351
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +1,215

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