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Meaning: manliness, manly, manhood, brave, valour
This is a Greek name.
Andrew is one of the apostles of our Lord. He was from Bethsaida in Galilee (John 1:44), and was the brother of Simon Peter (Matthew 4:18; 10:2). On one occasion John the Baptist, whose disciple he then was, pointed to Jesus and said, “Behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:40); and Andrew, hearing him, immediately became a follower of Jesus, the first of his disciples.
After this, the two brothers seem to have continued being fishermen for a while, and did not become the fully follow the Lord as attendants till after John’s imprisonment (Matthew 4:18-19; Mark 1:16-17).
The Bible tells us very little about Andrew. He was one of the confidential disciples (John 6:8; 12:22), and with Peter, James, and John questioned our Lord privately concerning his future coming (Mark 13:3). He was present at the feeding of the five thousand (John 6:9), and he introduced the Greeks who desired to see Jesus (John 12:22). Little else is known about him.
It is noteworthy that Andrew brings others to Christ 3 times:
These incidents may be regarded as a key to understanding his character.