If your name is Andrea, you value your alone time, and you spend much of that time deep in your thoughts. Your nature is highly sensitive and idealistic, and you really want to use your life to do good in the world. Because you are so deep and spiritual, sometimes it feels like ordinary people out there just don’t understand you. And the truth is, they don’t. It’s not everyone who has a contemplative and spiritual nature. You truly enjoy everything beautiful in life, especially nature. So, at those times when you feel misunderstood, you find great peace and inspiration by escaping to a quiet place in nature.
Truth be told, you tend to feel more comfortable and self-confident expressing yourself in writing, rather than by speaking. This is sometimes a difficult reality for you to accept, but your gift for writing is something you should be singularly proud of. With your deep appreciation of self-expression through the written word, it is no surprise that you love poetry and literature, and you find great comfort and peace when you are able to disappear into the author’s world. All in all, you are a unique and special person, and the world is blessed by your presence in it.
Andrea is the feminine form of the boys’ name Andrew. Andrew, in turn, derives from the Greek name Andreas, meaning “man” or “of a man.” The name goes back all the way to the New Testament of the Bible in which the apostle Andrew (brother of Simon Peter) was the first disciple to join Jesus.
Around the world, the name Andrea is used for both boys and girls. In the United States and Spain, it almost always for girls. In Italy, it’s one of the most popular boys’ names. In the U.S., the name Andrea has been in the Top 100 for over fifty years. It peaked in popularity during the 1970s and 1980s, where it achieved its ultimate popularity in 1978 at #23.
Celebrity Andreas include numerous actresses, including Andrea Evans of soap-opera fame. She is best known for playing Tina Lord on the soap “One Life to Live.” Actress Andrea Bowen is most recognized for her role as Julie Mayer on “Desperate Housewives.” More famous actress Andreas include Andrea Martin, Andrea Leeds, Andrea Feldman, Andrea Barber, and Andrea Anders.