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What does Anders mean?

Anders Pronunciation of Anders [an-ders] as a boys' name is pronounced AN-ders. It is of Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Anders is "man, warrior". Variant of Andrew.

Associated with: scandinavian, greek, warrior.


Anders has 3 variants: Ander, Anderson and Andersson.

26 more relations via Andrew: Adem, Aindreas, Andie, Andor, Andras, Andre, Andrea, Andreas, Andrei, Andrej, Andres, Andresj, Andrewes, Andrews, Andrey, Andrezj, Andries, Andrij, Andrius, Andro, Andros, Andru, Andruw, Andy, Antero and Ondre.

Creative forms:
(male) Arders, Auders, ..

(female) Anderssa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Anders Linkin (A.L.), ..

How popular is Anders?

Anders is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2165 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Anders entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #750 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #794 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anders name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ander (#1322 from recent data), Anderson (#305), Andre (#279), Andrea, Andreas (#1255), Andrei (#1917), Andres (#228), Andrew (#30), Andrey (#1657), Andru and Andy (#323) are the popular variation forms of Anders (#794 from recent data). These forms of Anders reached the top of their popularity in the year 1990 (average #1060) and are now significantly less conventional (#1009, down 55.5%), with the version Andrew becoming less trendy. Andrew has historically been the top pick of parents, although Anderson seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anders, Ander, Anderson, Andre, Andrea in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andreas, Andrei, Andres, Andrew, Andrey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andru, Andy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anders, Andre, Andreas, Andrew outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abdel, Abeeri (see Abir), Acer, Adams, Addams, Addem, Adeel, Adeev, Adel, Adler, Aegeus, Aeneas, Ahern, Aiden, Aigeus, Aimes, Ainneas, Albern, Albert, Alden, Aldis, Aldous, Aleks, Alvert, Ameer, Amer, Ammer, Amyes (see Amyas), Anael, Ancell, Andino, Andon, Andrae, Andreus, Andric, Andrik, Andris, Angus, Anjel, Anker, Ankur, Anngus (see Angus), Anse, Anselm, Anstas, Antaeus, Antares, Anteus, Antons, Anwel, Anwell, Ardel, Ardell, Arden, Aries, Arles, Asher, Aubert, Aubery (see Aubrey), Audey, Aundre, Avery, Avner, Ayden, Ayers, Ender, Flinders, Landers, Rivers, Rogers, Sanders, Saunders, Sayers, Somers and Spiers. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anders.

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