Dre name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: Dutch and English
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Dre d-re
Meaning: The Brave and The Manly
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What does Dre mean?

Mainly used in English and Dutch sufficiently quirky, Dre has its origin in Old Greek is a baby boy name. Dre is short form of Andre. Andre is Dutch and French equivalent of Andreas.

Also Andre is English and Portuguese form of Andrew. Andre is also form of Andri in Norwegian language. Meaning of Andre is The Brave, The Manly and The Brave has its origin in Old Greek.

How do I pronounce Dre?

The two syllabled name Dre is pronounced, d-re.

Variants of Dre


Names that rhyme with Dre

How popular is the name Dre?

Dre is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1989 and was able to reach the top 2000 names. In 1993, it ranked 1637th when 54 boy were named Dre.

Over 652 people have been named Dre in United States. Dre is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, even after 23 years of use, it could not make it big.

There are over 238 babies that have been given the name Dre in England and Wales.

Also, Dre is a familiar name in Ivory Coast, Netherlands, Iraq, Papua New Guinea, India, Canada and Ghana.

At least, 4000 people globally have been given the name as per our estimate.

View more ▾View full list ▾[1] Source: Social Security Administration


Here's what numbers has to say about Dre

But once they get to know you better, they see that you are nothing like presented. Nothing and no one can keep you amused for too long. You are persistent but without motivation, you won't accomplish anything. You have a plan on changing the world. However, in order to do it, teach people how to change themselves first. You don't have enemies but people have hurt you in the past because of your openness and naivety.

Other names similar to Dre

  •  Simon - Origin of Loved and Perpetual Simon is in Greek and Hebrew bestowed upon both genders, meaning of Simon is "The Word of God, Which is Exalted or Listening Intently" is used majorly in German, Old Norse and Finnish
  •  Tycho - Used largely in Swedish and Norwegian uncustomary, Tycho aimed at boys, Tycho means "Fate or Luck" is of Old Greek origin
  •  Chrysander - Chrysander's meaning is Golden has origin in Old Greek is used as a baby boy name
  •  Zenodore - Zenodore means "Gift of Zeus" came from Greek
  •  Lethia means Oblivion is originated from Old Greek is a baby girl name. Lethia is derivative of Letha.

Middle names for Dre

Here is a list of familiar and charming middle names that go with the baby name Dre.

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Sibling Names for Dre

If you're looking for a unique and edgy name for your baby, "Dre" could be the perfect choice. It can be short for Andrea or Andre, but it also stands on its own as a standalone name. We've compiled a list of sibling names that would complement Dre well and add to the overall cool factor of your family's name game.

Sister to Dre

Brother to Dre

Famous people named Dre

  • Dre & Vidal, songwriting and production duo consisting of Andre Harris and Vidal Davis
  • Dre Barnes, former American college football player
  • Dre Davis is noted for her acting in movie Madame Hollywood
  • In 1974, Dre Pahich played the role of Talby in comedy, sci-fi movie Dark Star.


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://statbel.fgov.be/en/themes/population/family-names-and-first-names/first-names-boys-and-girls
  4. Sociale Verzekeringsbank, https://www.svb.nl/nl/kindernamen/
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