Andrew, your name is really cool! It’s an Ancient Greek name meaning “man (as in the gendered term).”
This name has been imported to many languages, and become a name for women as well, which makes the translation a little difficult. For those, I’ll shift the translation to “manly” instead.
The word for “man” is Nér.
The word for “manly” is Hanwa. You can use the adjective as a gender-neutral name.
For your Elven characters, the names based on Hanwa work, but the plain old word Nér would be a nonsensical name. Nér is sometimes an element in names, but never a name on its own.
The word for “man” is Dîr.
The adjective for “manly” is Anu. You can use that on its own for a gender-neutral name.
Masculine: Anunir (literally “manly man”) or with a name suffix, Anuon.
Feminine: Anunis (literally “manly woman”) or with a name suffix, Anweth, Anwel, and Enwil.
Like with the Quenya names, I wouldn’t use Dîr on its own as a name. Instead, use the names based on Anu. These make for solid Mother Names (Amilessi) or Chosen Names (Cilmessi).
Andrew, I hope that you found this article interesting and useful!
If you’d like your name translated in this series, comment below and I’ll consider it for a future article!
Hanks, Patrick & Hodges, Flavia. A Dictionary of First Names Oxford University Press. 1990. pgs 17-18.
Wiktionary “Ἀνδρέας” Last Edited: October 12th, 2021.