What does Anderson mean?
Anderson /an-der-son/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Anderson's roots are Scandinavian and Greek, and Anderson means "man, warrior". Anderson is an alternate spelling of Anders (Scandinavian, Greek): version of Andrew. Compare last name Andersen.
Anderson▲ has 1 variant: Andersson.
Anderson▲ has 1 more different form via Anders: Ander.Kreatif forms: Ainderson, Andernon, Andersonno. [more]
How popular is Anderson?
Anderson is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#814 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#12 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Anderson for boys. Anderson reached its peak position of #256 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #304. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent variation form of Anderson (#304 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 is Anders (#750 in 2014). Variants like Andersson are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names is at its peak presently (usage of 0.473%). Anders (#750) and Anderson (#304) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Anderson. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Anderson and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)