My name is Andrii.
It is the equivalent of Andrew in English.
In primary school, I enjoyed my English classes, where I was called Andrew.
I remember seeing Andrew Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives.
I found him to be an interesting & funny character 🙂
I am from Ukraine, and Andrii is among the top 10 most popular names here
A similar situation is in English speaking countries for Andrew
Andrew relates to Ancient Greek ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός
Andrew meaning is “manly”, “brave”, “strong”, “courageous”, and “warrior”
Andrew the Apostle, aka
Saint Andrew referred to as the
was the first disciple of Jesus Christ
He traveled up the Dnipro River and reached the future location of Kyiv
Where he erected a cross on the site where he prophesied the foundation of a great Christian city!
Almost 2000 years later, I was born in Kyiv
My mother wanted to give me another name – Maxim.
But father won that argument, and new Andrii joined our world
27 years later, I am reborn again
Because I almost lost my life, I thought that I was Jesus Christ
But real one saved me!