From Anglo-Norman Drew, Drieu, Drue, from Old French Drogon, Dreus, Drues (made popular by Charlemagne's son Drogo) from Old Dutch Drogo, of uncertain ultimate origin. Possibly from Proto-West Germanic *dragan (“to carry, pull”), or from Proto-Germanic *draugaz (“phantom, apparition”).
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Drew”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
- A surname.
From any of the above
- An unincorporated community in Forsyth County, Georgia, United States, named after Drew E. Bennett.
- A city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, named after Miss Drew Daniel.
- An unincorporated community in Laclede County, Missouri, named after S. E. Drew.
- An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Oregon, probably named after Robert Drew.
- A rural community in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, named after George Alexander Drew (Liberal-Conservative MP).