Andrija

Croatian and Serbian form of ANDREW.

ANDREW   male   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Ανδρεας (Andreas), which was derived from ανδρειος (andreios) "manly, masculine", a derivative of ανηρ (aner) "man". In the New Testament the apostle Andrew, the first disciple to join Jesus, is the brother of SimonPeter. According to tradition, he later preached in the Black Sea region, with some legends saying he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew, being a Greek name, was probably only a nickname or a translation of his real Hebrew name, which is not known.

This name has been common (in various spellings) throughout the Christian world, and it became very popular in the Middle Ages. Saint Andrew is regarded as the patron of Scotland, Russia, Greece and Romania. The name has been borne by three kings of Hungary, American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), and, more recently, English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-).
EQUIVALENTS
AFRICAN AMERICAN: Andre, Deandre
ANCIENT GREEK: Andreas
BASQUE: Ander
BIBLICAL GREEK: Andreas
BIBLICAL LATIN: Andreas
BIBLICAL: Andrew
BULGARIAN: Andrei, Andrey
CATALAN: Andreu
CORSICAN: Andria
CROATIAN: Andrej, Andrija, Andro
CZECH: Andrej, Ondřej
DANISH: Anders, Andreas
DUTCH: Andreas, Andries
ENGLISH: Andre, Andrew
ESTONIAN: Andres, Andrus
FINNISH: Antero
FRENCH: André
GEORGIAN: Andria
GERMAN: Andreas
GREEK: Andreas
HUNGARIAN: Andor, András, Endre
ICELANDIC: Andrés
IRISH: Aindréas, Aindriú
ITALIAN: Andrea
LATVIAN: Andrejs, Andris
LITHUANIAN: Andrius
MACEDONIAN: Andrej
MAORI: Anaru
NORWEGIAN: Anders, Andreas
OLD CHURCH SLAVIC: Andrei
POLISH: Andrzej, Jędrzej
PORTUGUESE: André
ROMANIAN: Andrei
RUSSIAN: Andrei, Andrey
SAMI: Ándaras
SCOTTISH: Aindrea
SERBIAN: Andrej, Andreja, Andrija
SLOVAK: Andrej, Ondrej
SLOVENE: Andraž, Andrej
SPANISH: Andrés
SWEDISH: Anders, Andreas
UKRAINIAN: Andriy
WELSH: Andras, Andreas
DIMINUTIVES AND SHORT FORMS
ENGLISH: Andie, Andy, Dre, Drew
FINNISH: Antti, Atte, Tero
GEORGIAN: Andro
HUNGARIAN: Andris, Bandi
SCOTTISH: Dand
FEMININE FORMS
CROATIAN: Andrea, Andreja, Andrijana
CZECH: Andrea
DANISH: Andrea, Ea
DUTCH: Andrea
ENGLISH: Andi, Andie, Andra, Andrea, Andrina, Andy, Drea, Malandra
FRENCH: Andrée
GERMAN: Andrea
GREEK: Andriana
HUNGARIAN: Andrea
ICELANDIC: Andrea
ITALIAN: Andreina
NORWEGIAN: Andrea, Ea
PORTUGUESE (BRAZILIAN): Andréa, Andréia
PORTUGUESE: Andreia
ROMANIAN: Andra, Andrada, Andreea
SERBIAN: Andrea, Andrijana
SLOVAK: Andrea
SLOVENE: Andreja
SPANISH: Andrea
SWEDISH: Andrea, Ea
OTHER FORMS
ENGLISH: Anderson